Co-authorship in Economic History and Economics: Are We Any Different?
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.
We wish to thank Ran Abramitzky for sharing his data on economic history articles published in the leading general economics journals. We gratefully acknowledge comments by Sara Horrell, Chris Minns, and Joan Rosés, and the responses by all those in our survey of authors’ ages. The usual disclaimer applies. The age difference between the authors is 22 years. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Andrew J. Seltzer & Daniel S. Hamermesh, 2018. "Co-authorship in Economic History and Economics: Are We Any Different?," Explorations in Economic History, . citation courtesy of