Google Ngram Viewer was an application I was introduced to a few years back. While I think the software has been around for a decade or so now, its capabilities seem to have improved as Google incorporate more texts and deals with data quality issues.
Ngram allows you to chart the frequencies of words or phrases which have occurred in a corpus of books over a set time period. It could allow for interesting insights into the sociology of the discipline of economics and how cultural or linguistic changes occur.
The picture below is an obvious sports econ application that searches for the term ‘outcome uncertainty’ and ‘uncertainty of outcome’. This represents a yearly count of n-grams found in sources printed between 1956 and 2019. From 1994 to 2004 there is a noticeable increase in the trend for ‘uncertainty of outcome’. The use of the term has declined since.