- Information Flow among the Japanese Economists ---An Analysis of Financial Journals---
- No.23, p.179-193
The Japanese economist society is said to be composed of those who deal in education and study in their universities and those who are engaged in their resarch and investigation at government offices, financial organizations and private companies. And both types of these economists have their own economist training systems. The purpose of this paper is to clarify the information exchange between the economists belonging to the universities and other economists.
Concretely, the author investigated the construction of financial magazines and author/reader composition by type to clarify the information exchange situation. As a result, it is concluded that communication between economists at the universities and other economists is very limited. Also, although economists at universities give a certain amount of information to other economists and financial organizations, the university researchers seldom entertain information from other economists.
Since a border between “economics stud” by the universities and “economy stud” by other economists is not distinctive, further exchange of information between these two groups is anticipated.