Is economics becoming the Mecca of Biology?: A citation analysis of the relationship between natural and social sciences

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  • Subject: Mecca of economics, evolutionary economics, social and natural sciences
    • jel: jel:A12 | jel:B00 | jel:B15 | jel:B25 | jel:B52

This essay argues that articles in economics, especially in the fields of evolutionary and institutional economics, are as much cited in biology as in economics. The citation analysis conducted in the essay suggests that economics is now becoming the Mecca of biology.
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