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Thursday, August 1, 2019

More On The 50 Most-Cited Tax Articles of All Time

Following up on my previous post on Jonathan H. Choi (NYU), The 50 Most-Cited Tax Articles of All Time, 36 Yale J. on Reg.: Notice & Comment (May 11, 2019):

47 authors (40 men, 7 women) wrote the 50 most-cited tax articles, 8 (7 men, 1 woman) more than once:

Author Frequency
Boris Bittker  4
David Weisbach  4
Joseph Bankman  3
Stanley Surrey  3
Reuven Avi-Yonah  2
Michael Graetz  2
Marjorie Kornhauser  2
Edward Zelinsky  2
Bruce Ackerman  1
Anne Alstott  1
William Andrews  1
Lily Batchelder  1
Walter Blum  1
Paul Caron  1
Marvin Chirelstein  1
Dan Coenen  1
Richard Doernberg  1
Peter Enrich  1
Victor Fleischer  1
Pamela Gann  1
Mark Gergen  1
Fred Goldberg 1
Thomas Griffith 1
Erwin Griswold  1
Daniel Halperin  1
David Hariton 1
Walter Hellerstein  1
Kristin Hickman  1
Harry Kalven 1
Louis Kaplow  1
Mark Kelman   1
Leandra Lederman  1
Fred McChesney  1
Beverly Moran  1
R.A. Musgrave  1
Jacob Nussim  1
Michael O’Hear  1
Peter Orszag 1
Randolph Paul 1
William Plumb 1
Eric Posner  1
David Schizer  1
Steven Shavell  1
Dan Shaviro  1
David Slawson  1
Joseph Sneed  1
William Whitford  1

The authors are from 22 law schools, 12 law schools are represented more than once:

School Frequency
Harvard 9
Chicago 7
Yale 6
Stanford 5
Columbia 4
Cardozo 2
Emory 2
Georgia 2
Michigan 2
NYU 2
Tulane 2
USC 2
Duke 1
Indiana 1
Marquette 1
Minnesota 1
Northeastern 1
Pepperdine 1
UC-Berkeley 1
UC-Irvine 1
Vanderbilt 1
Wisconsin 1

The 50 most-cited tax articles were published in 21 law reviews (12 law reviews published 2 or more of the articles):

Harv. L. Rev. 10
Yale L.J. 7
Stan. L. Rev. 5
Colum. L. Rev. 3
Tax L. Rev. 3
Tex. L. Rev. 3
Cornell L. Rev. 2
Mich. L. Rev. 2
Minn. L. Rev. 2
Va. L. Rev. 2
Cal. L. Rev. 1
Duke L.J. 1
Hastings L.J. 1
J. Legal Stud. 1
N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1
Ohio St. L.J. 1
S. Cal. L. Rev. 1
Tax Law. 1
U. Chi. L. Rev. 1
Va. Tax Rev. 1
Wis. L. Rev. 1

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2019/08/more-on-the-50-most-cited-tax-articles-of-all-time.html

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Comments

Thanks for the additional analysis, Paul! Really interesting.

I should re-emphasize that, following Fred Shapiro's and Michelle Pearse's methodology in similar work, some articles may be missing because HeinOnline failed to categorize them as tax papers. As example I especially admire, Anne Alstott's "The Earned Income Tax Credit and the Limitations of Tax-Based Welfare Reform" is widely cited (actually more widely cited than her article that is included in the list) but is filed under "labor" by Hein. Hein's categories are on the whole pretty good, and a lot of the articles and scholars that made the cut will match many readers' intuitions about the most influential scholars, but I wanted to flag that there are occasional injustices.

Posted by: Jonathan H. Choi | Aug 1, 2019 2:56:46 PM