Journal of Scientometric Research, 2021, 10, 2, 225-234.
Published: October 2021
Type: Research Article
Juan MC Larrosa
Department of Economics, Universidad Nacional del Sur Independent Researcher Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales del Sur (IIESS), ARGENTINA.
This contribution presents information on mainstream research topics in Argentina deduced from the analysis of paper research codes published in the proceedings of main national meetings. We gather data from the Asociación Argentina de Economía Política Annual Meetings from 1964 to 2014. By using network analysis, we create thematic networks given that all paper must be tagged with at least two JEL codes. We estimate network metrics and find main themes and clusters. Thematic networks show clusters of codes and the analysis shows the preeminence of fields related to international trade, macroeconomics, labor market, distribution/poverty, and econometric topics. These categories are potential indicators of the research agenda of the profession in the country.