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|Title:||The benefits of being economics professor A (and not Z) |
|Authors:||van Praag, C. Mirjam|
van Praag, Bernard M. S.
|Issue Date:||2007 |
|Series/Report no.:||Jena economic research papers 2007,004|
|Abstract:||Alphabetic name ordering on multi-authored academic papers, which is the conven-tion in the economics discipline and various other disciplines, is to the advantage of people whose last name initials are placed early in the alphabet. As it turns out, Pro-fessor A, who has been a first author more often than Professor Z, will have publi-shed more articles and experienced a faster growth rate over the course of her ca-reer as a result of reputation and visibility. Moreover, authors know that name orde-ring matters and indeed take ordering seriously: Several characteristics of an author group composition determine the decision to deviate from the default alphabetic na-me order to a significant extent.|
|Document Type:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Jena Economic Research Papers (2007-2014), Max-Planck-Institut für Ökonomik und Universität Jena|
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