Quotation Glötzl, Florentin, Aigner, Ernest. 2018. Orthodox Core–Heterodox Periphery? Contrasting Citation Networks of Economics Departments in Vienna. Review of Political Economy


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The notion of an ‘orthodox core–heterodox periphery’ structure and the extent of interdisciplinary links have been widely discussed, and partially investigated bibliometrically, within economic discourse. We extend this research by applying tools from social network analysis to citation data of three economics departments located in Vienna, two mainstream and one non-mainstream, to assess their relative citation patterns. We show that both mainstream economics departments follow the asserted core–periphery pattern and have a mono-disciplinary research focus, while the citation network of the non-mainstream department has a polycentric structure and is both more heterodox and interdisciplinary. These findings suggest that discussions about the future of heterodox economics should pay more attention to the organizational level and seek allies from other disciplines.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Review of Political Economy
Language English
Title Orthodox Core–Heterodox Periphery? Contrasting Citation Networks of Economics Departments in Vienna
Year 2018
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09538259.2018.1449619?scroll=top&needAccess=true
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09538259.2018.1449619
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://doi.org/10.1080/09538259.2018.1449619
JEL A14, A12, A20, B50, Heterodox economics, interdisc

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Glötzl, Florentin (Former researcher)
Aigner, Ernest (Details)
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Institute for Ecological Economics IN (Details)
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