Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 10 No. 3 (Summer 1996)


Quick Tools:

Print Article Summary
Export Citation
Sign up for Email Alerts Follow us on Twitter


JEP - All Issues

Trends in Multi-authored Papers in Economics

Article Citation

Hudson, John. 1996. "Trends in Multi-authored Papers in Economics." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 10(3): 153-158.

DOI: 10.1257/jep.10.3.153


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.

Article Full-Text Access

Full-text Article (Complimentary)


Hudson, John (U Bath)

JEL Classifications

A14: Sociology of Economics


View Comments on This Article (0) | Login to post a comment

Journal of Economic Perspectives

Quick Tools:

Sign up for Email Alerts

Follow us on Twitter

Subscription Information
(Institutional Administrator Access)


JEP - All Issues

Virtual Field Journals

AEA Member Login:

AEAweb | AEA Journals | Contact Us