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I'm an economist by training. I've used LaTeX for more than 20 years, ever since I wrote my Ph.D. dissertation with an early version of LaTeX. I continue to use LaTeX for my working papers, journal articles, and some of my other professional publications.

I am the principal author of the selnolig package, which lets users automatically suppress typographic ligatures that are inappropriate because they span morpheme boundaries, for both English and German language texts.

I once edited an entire conference proceedings volume in LaTeX. At the organization prior to the one I work for now, I wrote a LaTeX package to implement the style and layout requirements the organization had come up with for working papers written by its professional staff. This package (i) helped up free up much of the authors' time that was otherwise wasted on figuring out how to implement the guidelines in LaTeX -- the guidelines had been written primarily with users of MS Word -- and (ii) actually convinced some of our economists to make the switch from MS Word to LaTeX when writing their working papers.


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Jul
30
answered Enable footnote rule only for split footnotes
Jul
30
revised How do I change the order when typing math symbols in TeXmaker?
added "texmaker" tag, removed "typewriter" tag, added backticks around literal entry strings
Jul
27
comment bibtex and genitive: the proper way to obtain “Kuran's (1989) model”
You could create a command such as \possessivecite, defined as \newcommand{\possessivecite}[1]{\citeauthor{#1}'s \citeyear{#1}}. The command \possessivecite is defined in the harvard citation management package, by the way.
Jul
27
comment Switching to an “enhanced” latex
An additional advantage of using LuaLaTeX over pdfLaTeX is that LuaLaTeX lets you use various recent packages, such as showhyphens and (shameless self-advertising alert!) selnolig, which require the added features and capabilities of the LuaTeX engine. An additional downside of LuaLaTeX maybe worth mentioning is that it's still in (late!) beta and therefore that some of its features may be subject to significant change -- probably for the better overall, but still worth knowing about before you take the plunge.
Jul
27
comment Table inside a caption
A caption of a figure (or table) object ideally is both short and self-contained. Placing a tabular object inside a caption may make it difficult or impossible to achieve these goals. Is there any way you can express what needs to go into the caption without (over)burdening the caption's appearance?
Jul
26
revised Migration from Computer Modern to Times New Roman fonts
Edited title to Betee
Jul
26
comment Migration from Computer Modern to Times New Roman fonts
If you want to stay with pdfLaTeX, use packages such as newtxtext and newtxmath to make Times Roman the default text and math font family.
Jul
26
comment Problem generating bibliography using Texshop
Have you run texhash?
Jul
26
revised BibTeX: How can I automatically reduce long author lists to “xxx et al.”?
simplified some of the explanations
Jul
24
comment Author affiliations and date formatting
Welcome to TeX.SE! The amsart document class is meant to be used for papers that will be published in one of the AMS's journals (and similar outlets). Do you have a different journal group in mind for your paper, or papers? If so, do the alternative journals provide their own LaTeX document classes and/or formatting packages?
Jul
24
comment Too many authors in author field
The newapa bibliography style and the associated LaTeX package newapa.sty appear to have been written for LaTeX2.09 and do not appear to have been updated meaningfully in order to work with LaTeX2e (which has been more or less the "standard" version of LaTeX for about twenty years...) As such, newapa's implementation of the APA's citation and referencing guidelines is almost surely woefully out of date by now. The style file apalike.bst isn't much newer, by the way. If you need to create APA-style citations and references, do look into one of the newer APA-based files out there.
Jul
24
revised Too many authors in author field
changed title to clarify its objective, edited items in author and title fields to confirm more to BibTeX requirements
Jul
23
comment Reference entire title of a Theorem, not just its number
See also tex.stackexchange.com/a/36312/5001.
Jul
23
awarded  Guru
Jul
21
comment What is “! paragraph ended before \align was complete”?
@user6818 - You're welcome. There are (at least) two reasons for not using \left and \right to size the fences, and for using explicit size instructions (\big, \Big, \bigg, and \Bigg) instead: (i) The fences straddle a line break, as is the case with the square brackets in your example. (ii) The fences would be too big if sized automatically, as would be the case for the round parentheses and angle brackets in your example. For fences that surround display-style sum and product symbols, Knuth recommends the \bigg[lr] sizing instruction.
Jul
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
21
revised Is the Bembo font (or a close equivalent) available for LaTeX?
more explanation of virtues of Bembo
Jul
20
revised What is “! paragraph ended before \align was complete”?
better formatting, more precise info on location of missing curly brace
Jul
20
answered What is “! paragraph ended before \align was complete”?
Jul
20
revised What is “! paragraph ended before \align was complete”?
indented items by 4 spaces to autoformat as codr