APA and Chicago citation styles tend to be the most used for the subjects of economics along with the style of the Journal of Economic Literature. Please consult with your professor to find out which one is preferred.
Citation style from the American Psychological Association (APA). For the social sciences, behavioral sciences, and many other sciences.
Features: Focuses on dates the study was published; page numbers may also be cited. Features in-text parenthetical citations of author(s) and date: (Smith, 1998). A page number also must be added for quotes taken from a specific page: (Smith, 1998, p. 123). Endnotes or footnotes may be used to add supplementary comments.
Citation style from the University of Chicago Press. Used in Economics and other disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. Designed for students writing term papers.
Features: Uses footnotes. Page numbers are required for direct quotes.