# How can I make a Bibliography with Econometrica style?

Beginner here. I am learning how to make bibliographies and for my field of study I should cite in Econometrica style or similar, but I have no idea how. Here's how I've been doing it so far:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[backend=biber,style=apa6]{biblatex} % or \usepackage[authordate,backend=biber]{biblatex-chicago}
\bibliography{bb}
\begin{document}
Primera i única cita \footcite{primer}
\newpage
\printbibliography
\end{document}


How can I elaborate a Bibliography in Economentrica (or similar, used in the field of economics/econometrics) Style? If so, how would you implement it in my code?

• Welcome to TeX.SE. Have you checked with the journal’s website if they offer a software solution to creating bibliographies and citation callouts in their preferred style? Please advise. – Mico Mar 23 at 16:01
• Would be helpful, if you gave an example of the desired format. And have you already checked the available styles on CTAN? Maybe there is one that fits your needs. It's always a good idea to check biblatex-ext which makes modifications of the standard styles easier. – DG' Mar 23 at 16:02
• Please also clarify what you mean by “Econometrica or similar”. I’m an econometrician, and in my opinion none of the other scholarly journals with an econometrics focus employ a bib style that comes close to Econometrica’s own, quite distinctive bib style. – Mico Mar 23 at 16:05
• By Econometrica or similar I mean the style of economic journals, for instance the American Economic Review or the Canadian Journal of Economics. On CTAN I found the "economic" package, but it works for bibtex, and I do not know how to implement it with biblatex. And I haven't found anything useful in that aspect yet. – morphicphicus Mar 23 at 19:28

## 1 Answer

The only official guidance on the bibliography and citation style of Econometrica that are found are the the short paragraph and few examples in https://www.econometricsociety.org/publications/econometrica/information-authors/instructions-preparing-articles-publication. It is hard to build a full style from that (and I also believe that building a full style is a bit too big an ask for one TeX.SX question: ideally questions should be about specific issues that are of general interest so that they can be recycled for other styles and applications as well).

The following could be a basis for further customisations. I didn't go through the examples with a fine-tooth comb, so I expect to have missed some details.

Econometrica style is an author-year-type style. For easier customisability I picked a style from the biblatex-ext bundle, so the base style is ext-authoryear (you could also try ext-authoryear-comp if you like compressed citations).

The other modifications should be reasonably understandable if you look up the respective commands in the biblatex and biblatex-ext documentations or Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles. (But I'm happy to answer questions about specific pieces of code used in the MWE as well.)

\documentclass[american]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage{csquotes}

\usepackage[backend=biber, style=ext-authoryear,
giveninits,
]{biblatex}

\DeclareAutoCiteCommand{textcite}{\textcite}{\textcites}
\ExecuteBibliographyOptions{autocite=textcite}

\renewcommand*{\newunitpunct}{\addcomma\space}
\DeclareDelimFormat[bib]{nametitledelim}{\addcolon\space}

\DeclareFieldFormat*{title}{#1}
\DeclareFieldFormat{journaltitle}{#1}
\DeclareFieldFormat{issuetitle}{#1}
\DeclareFieldFormat{maintitle}{#1}
\DeclareFieldFormat{booktitle}{#1}

\renewcommand*{\jourvoldelim}{\addcomma\space}

\DeclareFieldFormat{pages}{#1}
\DeclareFieldFormat{postnote}{\mknormrange{#1}}
\DeclareFieldFormat{multipostnote}{\mknormrange{#1}}

\addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib}

\begin{document}
\autocite{sigfridsson}

\autocite{nussbaum,cicero,westfahl:space}

\printbibliography
\end{document}


Note that you probably can not use biblatex for journal submissions, see Biblatex: submitting to a journal. If journals accept LaTeX they usually have some sort of submission guidance, a template or even a document class. If this is for journal submission, double check (with the editor if the information is not available by other means) that they can accept biblatex.