WRITING PAPERS IN ECONOMICS USING FAKE LATEX

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Abstract

LaTeX is a very popular platform for writing papers in economics, mainly due to its superior aesthetics in print. The question is whether the aesthetic (and other) benefits of adopting LaTeX outweigh the opportunity costs of learning and using LaTeX, which can be high even for experienced users. FaKe LaTeX using Microsoft Word has a remarkably similar visual appearance to papers produced in native LaTeX and it is easy to learn and use. This low cost alternative may be appealing to many economists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1348-1356
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Economic Surveys
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Aesthetics
  • Economics
  • LaTeX
  • Papers
  • Productivity
  • Writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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