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The External Funding of Academic Finance Research


  • David R. Kuipers
  • Stephen W. Pruitt


We analyze the external funding of academic finance research. We show that funding is uncommon, particularly for U.S.-based faculty, and is related to predictable attributes of an author's reputational capital. Further, when research is funded we find it is associated with better articles, as measured by publication in the most prestigious journals and the receipt of increased citations over time. Our study has relevance for every stakeholder in the university's research mission in finance. Copyright (c) 2008, The Eastern Finance Association.

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  • David R. Kuipers & Stephen W. Pruitt, 2008. "The External Funding of Academic Finance Research," The Financial Review, Eastern Finance Association, vol. 43(4), pages 477-507, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:finrev:v:43:y:2008:i:4:p:477-507

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