Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Alfred Marshall, Early Theorist Of Economic Development


All Alfred Marshall books here. 

From Gale:


The English economist Alfred Marshall (1842-1924) was the founder of the "new economics." He rejected the traditional definition of economics as the "science of wealth" to establish a discipline concerned with social welfare.

In 1890 Marshall's Principles of Economics was welcomed enthusiastically by economists and a popular audience as a revolutionary work in economics.

The content and method of Marshall's economics were largely original, but his basic assumptions were derived from the 19th-century belief that social reform depended initially upon the reform of character. He never doubted that every man sought his own, or at least his children's, best interest; that "work" purified human nature, stimulating personal and social progress; or that capitalism would be inherently progressive if it was made more efficient.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Impact Factor 2: Journals Ranked By Field


In an earlier post we talked about how to get the impact factor of individual journals.  Here’s how you find out the most influential journals by field.  Once you get into this section of citation analysis, you’ll intuitively see how to rank by most influential authors, institutions, conference proceedings and so on.  Have fun.

Go to an ISI Citation Analysis database (different ones for different disciplines). Choose Journal Citation Reports at the top.