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Trends in Multi-authored Papers in Economics

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This paper looks at the growth of multiple-authored papers in eight leading economics journals. In 1950, multiple authorship was a relative rarity. By the 1990s, it had become commonplace. An empirical analysis suggests that this growth has not been even over time but appears to have been greatest in the mid-1960s and again since the mid-1970s. Possible reasons for this growth include developments in computer technology. Its implications for the economics profession are briefly discussed.

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  • John Hudson, 1996. "Trends in Multi-authored Papers in Economics," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 10(3), pages 153-158, Summer.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:jecper:v:10:y:1996:i:3:p:153-58
    Note: DOI: 10.1257/jep.10.3.153
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    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics

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