Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/25579
Authors: 
van Praag, C. Mirjam
van Praag, Bernard M. S.
Year of Publication: 
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.
Subjects: 
performance measurement
incentives
economists
name ordering
JEL: 
A11
A14
J32
J44
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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