Recent Trends in Co-Authorship in Economics: Evidence from RePEc

13 Pages Posted: 22 Sep 2015

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Katharina Rath

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)

Klaus Wohlrabe

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute

Date Written: August 22, 2015

Abstract

This articles investigates the recent trends in co-authorship in economics. Using data from more than 700.000 journal articles we show that the average number of authors per article has increased over the last years. This process is likely to be continued in the future. In a regression analysis we present evidence how the authorship of papers is related to the number of citations, the JEL classification, the number of journal pages and the length of the title.

Keywords: co-authorship, economics, trends, RePEc

JEL Classification: A120, A140

Suggested Citation

Rath, Katharina and Wohlrabe, Klaus, Recent Trends in Co-Authorship in Economics: Evidence from RePEc (August 22, 2015). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5492. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2663991

Katharina Rath

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) ( email )

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
Munich, DE Bavaria 80539
Germany

Klaus Wohlrabe (Contact Author)

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute) - Ifo Institute ( email )

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, 01069
Germany

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