Co-authorship networks of Argentine economists


  • Juan M.C. Larrosa Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina and Instituto de Investigaciones Economicas y Sociales del Sur (IIESS), Altos de Palihue Bahía Blanca, Argentina


Social network analysis, Community detection, Co-authorship, Economic profession, Proceedings


Purpose. This paper aims to provide information about the structure of collaborative work among Argentinian economics. The study provides specific applied research of social network analysis focus on this profession in this specific country.

Design/methodology/approach. The contribution opted for applying social network analysis tools to papers presented in a congress and published in its proceedings. The authors focus in detecting main actors, groups of co-authorship, professionals acting as bridges between groups and differences between genders.

Findings. The paper provides empirical insights about how co-authorship has evolved between Argentine economists. The authors find that structural properties of the network, main actors, both male and female, main universities or center that affiliates them, a gender gap that might be closing out.

Research limitations/implications. The paper focuses on the network for the period 1964-2014 without a more detailed dynamic. It also does not explain main topics worked by the authors.

Practical implications. The work provides knowledge about how groups are created in Economics in Argentina, how cooperation has evolved and what has been the role of women in this development. It also shows how different departments and entities collaborate with diverse success in the creation of new knowledge in Economics in Argentina.

Originality/value. The paper works with data from a source of information non-previously studied and contributes in explaining a particular type of collaborative work in a profession in Argentina.



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How to Cite

Larrosa, J. M. . (2019). Co-authorship networks of Argentine economists. Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science, 24(47), 82–96. Retrieved from