The bibliographies of the five surveys in Gruen (ed.) (1978) can be used to give an idea of the contributions of authors at various institutions to aspects of the economic policy debate in Australia. This analysis, which relies on counting numbers of papers cited, is not without problems, the impossibility of measuring quality being perhaps the most intractable. Nevertheless, it may be of interest as a guide to students and others interested in the performance of Australian universities and other places where economic research is done. There are 644 items in the bibliographies of the surveys. Table I presents a summary by subject. 146 (23 per cent) of the items are by overseas authors; in 21 cases (3 per cent) we were unable to determine the institutional affiliation of the author at the time the paper was written.
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