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Co-authorship in Economic History and Economics: Are We Any Different?

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  • Andrew Seltzer
  • Daniel S. Hamermesh

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Over the last six decades articles published in leading economic history journals have been less likely to be co-authored than articles published in leading general economics journals. However, in both economic history and general economics journals there have been strong, monotonic increases in the number of authors per article and the fraction of co-authored papers. Economics and economic history differ in the nature of collaboration, in that co-authorships in economic history are more likely to be formed of individuals of different seniority as compared to economics generally.

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  • Andrew Seltzer & Daniel S. Hamermesh, 2017. "Co-authorship in Economic History and Economics: Are We Any Different?," NBER Working Papers 23404, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    1. Robert A. Margo, 2017. "The Integration of Economic History into Economics," NBER Working Papers 23538, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology
    • N01 - Economic History - - General - - - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods

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