TeX Macros for Economics
Since I am not a TeX user, let me defer to George Greenwade
, who is. In fact, he is an expert. This section
was written by George and I simply copied, with a bit of editing,
from his posting to the Usenet newsgroup sci.econ.research as
archived by Forrest Smith.
The TeX macros written by Hal Varian, known as "VerTeX" (for
Visualize Economic Reports in TeX; release 1.0 of August, 1987) are
available for ftp retrieval from the site given below.
I have to stress that these are NOT LaTeX styles; they are TeX
macros. VerTeX's syntax differs somewhat from the more standard
LaTeX-type commands; however, the syntax used in VerTeX is
consistent throughout VerTeX (and, as an occasional user, I feel
comfortable in saying they are relatively easy to follow,
understand, and use). The file set is pretty well documented and
demonstrated. Varian has very roughly hinted that he might have an
interest at some later date in rewriting these to use LaTeX and
BibTeX (probably after the release of LaTeX3 -- since I am quite
involved in that project, I feel safe in telling you not to hold
your breath on LaTeX3; I'll be surprised if it's out before 1996).
The present Visualize Economic Reports in TeX styles include:
jpe.sty --- Journal of Polemical Economy
jep.sty --- Journal of Economic Perspectives
jet.sty --- Journal of Economic Theorems
aer.sty --- Armenian Economic Review
ecnmet.sty --- Economagica
restud.sty --- Review for Economic Students
qje.sty --- Quartered Journal of Economics
I'll assume that you can figure out which of these look like what
"real" journals. When you use one of these styles, VerTeX will
automatically adjust the style of the document and the style of the
references to be more-or-less consistent with the journal style.
Some fine tuning may be needed, but the output generally looks