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Co-authorship in economic history and economics: are we any different?

Seltzer, Andrew J. and Hamermesh, Daniel S. (2018) Co-authorship in economic history and economics: are we any different? Explorations in Economic History, 69. pp. 102-109. ISSN 0014-4983

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.eeh.2018.04.001


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.

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Additional Information: © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
JEL classification: B - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology > B4 - Economic Methodology > B41 - Economic Methodology
N - Economic History > N0 - General > N01 - Development of the Discipline: Historiographical; Sources and Methods
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2018 14:00
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 00:38

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