The Benefits of Being Economics Professor A ( and not Z ) by C . Mirjam van Praag


Alphabetic name ordering on multi-authored academic papers, which is the convention 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, Professor A, who has been a first author more often than Professor Z, will have published more articles and… (More)


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