In 2017, HCEO added 91 working papers to our series, an increase of more than 200 percent. We received submissions from members from all six of our research networks.
Our top three most downloaded papers in 2017 were:
- Heterogeneous Peer Effects and Rank Concerns: Theory and Evidence, by Michela Tincani
- Divided Landscapes of Economic Opportunity: The Canadian Geography of Intergenerational Income Mobility, by Miles Corak
- College Admission and High School Integration, by Fernanda Estevan, Thomas Gall, Patrick Legros, and Andrew Newman
Our working papers garnered more than 6,600 abstract views, and more than 5,800 paper downloads through RePEc.
This year we continued to publish our monthly Research Spotlight series, which was launched in 2016. The Research Spotlights are longform blog posts that take an in-depth look at our working papers and are geared toward a non-academic audience. Our December installation featured research by FI network member Stefania Albanesi and her co-authors, Giacomo DeGiorgi and Jaromir Nosal, on credit growth during the 2007-09 financial crisis in the U.S. You can view all our Research Spotlights here.
In 2017, the research in our working papers was cited by various publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Men's Health, and the New York Times. In addition, a special issue of Review of Economic Dynamics, published in 2017, featured papers presented at the HCEO Markets Network Conference in 2015.