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  • April 12, 2019

A randomized option for ordering coauthor names

The AEA now offers an alternative option for ordering coauthor names. Joint papers in which coauthor names are listed randomly will appear with the symbol ⓡ between author names. This alternative—which is voluntary—is intended to address potential bias from listing authors alphabetically, which may favor those whose names appears earlier in the alphabet. Read more here: https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/policies/random-author-order