Ten Best Papers in Economics (in English, and in my view)
(First candidates as of September 2003; Comment and suggestion are welcome)
Young, Allyn Abbott (1928) Increasing Returns and Economic Progress, EJ, 29 Dec
Ramsey, Frank Plumpton (1928) A Mathematical Theory of Saving, EJ, 38, Dec.
Friedman, Milton and L.G. Savage (1948) The Utility Analysis of Choice Involving Risk, JPE, 56,
Rybczynski, Tadeusz M (1955) Factor Endowment and Relative Commodity Prices, Ec, 84, Nov
Solow, Robert (1956) A Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth, QJE, 70, Feb.
Coase, Ronald Harry (1960) The Problem of Social Cost, J Law Econ. 3, Oct.
Lucas, Robert E. Jr. (1975) Econometric Policy Evaluation: A Critique
Akerlof, George A. (1970) The Market for “Lemons”, QJE, 84(3), Aug.
Dornbusch, Rudiger (1976) Expectations and Exchange Rate Dynamics, JPE, 84(6), Dec.
Romer, Paul M. (1986): Increasing Returns and Long-Run Growth, JPE, 94(5), Oct.
Coase, Ronald Harry (1937) The Nature of the Firm, Economica, N.S. 4, Nov.
Lipsey, Richard and K. Lancaster (1957) The General Theory of Second Best, REStud, June
Griliches, Zvi (1957) Hybrid Corn: An Exploration in the Economics of Technological Change,
Econometrica, 25(4), Oct.
Bator, F. (1958) The Anatomy of Market Failure, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 351-379
Phillips, A.W. (1958) The Relation between Unemployment and the Rate of Change of Money
Wage Rates in the United Kingdom, 1861-1957, Ec. N.S. 25, Nov
Arrow, Kenneth Joseph, Chenery, Hollis B., Minhas Bagicha S., Solow, Robert M. (1961)
Capital-Labor Substitution and Economic Efficiency, REStat, 43, June
Bhagwati, Jagdish (1958) Immiserizing Growth: A Geometrical Note, Review of Economic
Studies, 25(3): 201-205
Arrow, Kenneth Joseph (1962) The Economic Implications of Learning by Doing, REStud, 29
Vernon, Raymond (1968) International Investment and International Trade in the Product Cycle,
QJE, 80, May
Krueger, Anne Osborne (1974) The Political Economy of the Rent-seeking Society, AER 5
Kydland, Finn E. and Edward C. Prescott (1977) Rules rather than Discretion: The Inconsistency
of Optimal Plans, JPE 85 (3), June