I usually use natbib


to read in the references. I've seen in a paper this style with bold author names and was wondering how I can modify the bibstyle to have that as well? This does it biblatex, but I think it wouldn't work for natbib?

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  • Are you sure this style was used? I hardly ever recall any styles that uses bold authors
    – daleif
    Jul 22, 2021 at 11:58
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    It's a working paper, I'd like to use it for my working paper template. I think at that stage we're free and I find it aesthetically pleasing.
    – Papayapap
    Jul 22, 2021 at 13:40
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    natbib is primarily a citation management package. As such, it does not govern how the individual entries in a bibliography are formatted. Instead of asking how you may achieve your formatting objective with natbib -- to which there really is but one answer, viz., "it can't be done" -- it would be more promising if you mentioned a particular bib style you wish to work with and asked how it would have to be modified in order to achieve your formatting objective.
    – Mico
    Jul 22, 2021 at 19:03

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Sorry that I can only come up with an approximate solution. Hopefully, more capable people of TeX.SE will provide better solutions. My c.tex is as follows.


My c.bib is as follows.

  author =   {Ahmed, Bashir and J. Gregory Robinson},
  year =     1994,
  title =    {Estimates of Emigration of the Foreign-Born
                  Population: 1980--1990},
  booktitle =    {Census Bureau Population Division No. 9},

  author =   {Akay, Alpaslan and Olivier Bargain and Klaus
                  F. Zimmermann},
  year =     2017,
  title =    {Home Sweet Home? Macroeconomic Conditions in Home
                  Countries and the Well-Being of Migrants},
  journal =  {Journal of Human Resources},
  volume =   52,
  number =   2,
  pages =    {351-373},

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