Economics has an efficiency problem.

The length of papers published in top tier journals has tripled in the past 40 years, expanding to such a degree that readers often struggle to finish them.

Hmmm. An efficiency problem. Article lengths have tripled. Readers often struggle to finish them.

Is there any way to solve this problem? I know it’s hard but a whole bunch of Ph.D. economists should be able to solve it.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Now check out the American Economic Association’s solution.

HT2 Tyler Cowen.