Implicitly, the RePEc team is huge, as it encompasses all the volunteers
, including all archive maintainers
as well as other helpful people
. Here, we wish to give some
background information about the people most involved in this undertaking.
JMBC is librarian at the University of Valencia in Spain. He has been
involved very early in WoPEc
(now defunct) and
has written a large chunk of the software used for the first versions of IDEAS as well. He also
built some of the initial critical mass in online papers by simply surfing
the net and adding material to RePEc. He is now mostly involved in CitEc
, which provides citation analysis of the works listed in RePEc.
RePEc blog post about José Manuel Barrueco Cruz
Kit is Professor of Economics and Social Work at Boston College. He has
instrumental in coding scripts that produce RePEc materials from
working paper and journal article listings for a number of RePEc
including some of the major commercial publishers that participate in
RePEc. Kit proposed the
of software components in RePEc, and manages the largest archive of
software components (to which he often contributes Stata components
for time series econometrics). He also does publicity for RePEc, is
the proprietor of the repec.org domain, and he responds to our hotline.
RePEc blog post about Kit Baum
Sune is Professor of Statistics at Orebrö University on Sweden. He runs the Swedish Working Paper Archive, SWoPEc
, one of the founding members of
RePEc. He is also in charge of the scripts used for updating the database
contents of most RePEc participants. He is in charge of LogEc
, which houses lots of statistics
about RePEc, and of EconPapers
finally maintains a set of web-based tools that help archive maintainers
with the accuracy of the data they contribute.
RePEc blog post about Sune Karlsson
Thomas is the one who started it all, before most of us even knew about
the web. While Lecturer of Economics at the University of Surrey in 1993,
, the precursor to RePEc
. He coordinates many activities and maintains the protocols we use. He is also our liaison to
related initiatives in other disciplines. He currently also maintains the software for NEP
and the RePEc Author Service
, in addition to being the system administrator to several machines.
RePEc Blog post on Thomas Krichel
Vic and Sergei are with the Russian Academy of Sciences (Siberian Branch),
where they maintain a Russian mirror of RePEc called Socionet
Stan teaches at Thompson Rivers University in Canada and does some monitoring for NEP
: he checks that editors work diligently, wakes them up if necessary and checks that the occasional ads in the NEP reports look right.
Marco is researcher at the University of Piemonte Orientale (Italy). He directs NEP
, in particular recruits and selects its editors.
RePEc blog post about Marco Novarese
Volker is Librarian and Ekkehard is Professor at the University of Munich, Germany. They co-manage the Munich Personal RePEc Archive
(MPRA) that allows authors without access to an institutional RePEc archive to upload their works.
RePEc blog post about Volker Schallehn
Laura is Professor of Management at Universitatea Spiru Haret in Romania. Her duty is to prepare the weekly list of new working papers that is sent for approval to NEP
Blog post about Laura Stefanescu
Christian is Assistant Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He is in charge of the IDEAS
sites, monitors author registration
and does some P.R. He is also in charge of the RePEc Input Service
and of the monthly mailings to archive and series maintainers, editors and authors.
The following participated in critical aspects of the development of RePEc and have since moved to other projects.
Bernardo was closely involved with the academic aspects of NEP
service) almost since its inception until 2007.
RePEc blog post about Bernardo Batiz-Lazo
Christian is teaching at the Université du Québec en Ouataouais and was involved in NEP
RePEc blog post about Christian Calmès
Kyle is a PhD student in Agricultural Economics at Ohio State University and he generated every week the the set of papers that are sumbitted to NEP
Markus started collaborating while working on his Master's at the
University of Mannheim, Germany. He started with
the RePEc author registration
Ivan graduated in Economics at Belarussian State University and has worked over ten years as software developer for RePEc. Ivan has
programmed some of the "invisible" scripts used by RePEc that help us
everyday in our tasks. He was also the main programmer for the
RePEc author registration
RePEc Blog post on Ivan Kurmanov
Féthy is documentalist at the departments of
Economics and of Industrial Relations of the University of Montreal. He
started around 1988 to catalog the holdings of his working paper library
Internet. This catalogue gave NetEc much of its critical mass. Most
handles starting with archive
are from him.
Bob is Professor of Economics at Washington University, St.
Louis. He started the popular but now defunct Economics Working Paper Archive (EconWPA
), whose listings were also
included in NetEc, and then RePEc, very early on. Bob has been critical in providing the project with advice and lots of hardware.
Roman is a software developer in Novosibirsk, Russia. Roman was responsible for a lot of the coding that helps editors create NEP