Motivated by my experiences in Seattle (here and here), I've continued to look at research trends all morning. The vertical axis is the number of publications, the horizontal axis is publication date with 1989=1. The data is from a topic search in the ISI Web of Knowledge:
- Subject area: economics
- Document type: articles
- Database: SSCI
I've noticed that these searches are a bit finicky but the trends are consistent with my casual observation. Note that the number of "conjoint analysis" articles in the 1990s ranges from 2 to 6.
In contrast, here are the results when "agricultural economics and policy" is included in the subject area:
CVM is still the most popular valuation method when the aggies (hi Tim!) get involved.