Author Identification in Economics...and Beyond

FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2012-018A

14 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2012

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Thomas Krichel

Long Island University

Christian Zimmermann

Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: June 29, 2012

Abstract

Identifying authorship correctly and efficiently is a difficult problem when the literature is abundant, but poorly recorded. Homonyms are tedious to differentiate. This paper describes how the field of economics has organized itself with respect to author identification. We describe the RePEc project with a special emphasis on the RePEc Author Service. We then discuss how the concept is currently being expanded to the entire scientific body with the AuthorClaim project.

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Krichel, Thomas and Zimmermann, Christian, Author Identification in Economics...and Beyond (June 29, 2012). FRB of St. Louis Working Paper No. 2012-018A. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2096422 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2096422

Thomas Krichel

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Christian Zimmermann

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