In 2018, HCEO added 99 working papers to our series, an increase of 8.8 percent over the previous year. We received submissions from members from all six of our research networks.
Our top three most downloaded papers in 2018 were:
- Publishing and Promotion in Economics: The Tyranny of the Top Five, by James J. Heckman and Sidharth Moktah
- The Value of Health Insurance: A Household Job Search Approach, by Gabriella Conti, Rita Ginja, and Renata Narita
- Inequality in Socioemotional Skills: A Cross-Cohort Comparison, by Orazio Attanasio, Richard Blundell, Gabriella Conti, and Giacomo Mason
HCEO working papers garnered 10,000 abstract views and more than 4,600 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 general audience. Our December installment featured research by ECI/Markets network member Orazio Attanasio, ECI network member Teodora Boneva, and their co-author Christopher Rauh, on parental beliefs in investments in school children. You can view all our Research Spotlights here.
In 2018, the research in our working papers was cited by various publications, including The Economist, Quartz, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.