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Demand spillovers of smash-hit papers: evidence from the ‘Male Organ Incident’

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This study explores the short-run spillover effects of popular research papers. We consider the publicity of ‘Male Organ and Economic Growth: Does Size Matter?’ as an exogenous shock to economics discussion paper demand, a natural experiment of a sort. In particular, we analyze how the very substantial visibility influenced the downloads of Helsinki Center of Economic Research discussion papers. Difference in differences and regression discontinuity analysis are conducted to elicit the spillo...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/2193-1801-2-168

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
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Oxford Internet Institute
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Springer
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SpringerPlus More from this journal
Volume:
2
Issue:
1
Pages:
168-168
Publication date:
2013-04-17
Acceptance date:
2013-02-15
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2193-1801
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pubs:631906
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uuid:d4101d88-885d-4ea0-9cce-86ec5eed10a9
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pubs:631906
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631906
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2016-07-05

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