Economics conferences, papers presented, distance traveled, and number of citations (2001-2018)

Published: 30-09-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/35ms8rtdcf.1
Peter Ormosi


The data was collected for a paper that looked at the flight-related carbon emission of economics conferences. The data contains the list of speakers, the name of their home institution, the title of their presentations, the venue of the conference, the year of the conference, and attendance numbers for 263 economics conferences from 2001 to the end of 2018. 99 of these conferences were in the US, 107 in the EU, and 57 in other countries. This included 55,008 presentations by 26,312 distinct speakers. The data also contains the distance between the presenter's home institution and the conference venue and a calculated CO2 emission figure, based on assumptions explained in the attached data codebook. Finally, the dataset contains the number of citation each paper has received. Citation data was available for only a sample of 16,760 presentations (trips) by 10,080 distinct speakers.