Co-authorship in Economic History and Economics : Are We Any Different? / Seltzer, Andrew; Hamermesh, Daniel.

In: Explorations in Economic History, 06.04.2018.

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Over the last six decades there has been less co-authorship in leading economic history journals than in leading general economics journals. There has also been a strong, monotonic increase in co-authorship in economic history journals that roughly parallels general economics journals but sharply differs from leading history journals. Increased co-authorship cannot be explained by increasing use of econometrics or large data sets; rather, it is likely due to common changes in incentives facing economic historians and economists. Finally, co-authorships in economic history are more likely to be formed of individuals of different seniority compared to economics generally.
Original languageEnglish
JournalExplorations in Economic History
Early online date6 Apr 2018
StateE-pub ahead of print - 6 Apr 2018
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