HES co-sponsored, under its New Initiatives Fund, a project by François Claveau (Université de Sherbrooke), Till Düppe (Université du Québec à Montréal) and Yves Gingras (Université du Québec à Montréal) to map bibliometrically the evolution of economics since the 1950s. They produced an online platform that historians can explore. They describe it as follows:

This web application allows you to explore the specialty structure of economics from the late 1950s to 2014. The representation is based on a network of all publications in economics journals as indexed in the – a total of more than 400,000 documents. It is produced by an algorithm that automatically detects clusters of articles based on their references. Roughly speaking, the clusters are such that articles in a cluster share more references relative to articles outside the cluster.

Click below to explore it!