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(How) Do research and administrative duties affect university professors' teaching?

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  • Aurora Garc𫑇allego
  • Nikolaos Georgantz
  • Joan Mart󻑍ontaner
  • Teodosio P鲥z-Amaral

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We analyse the interaction between university professors' teaching quality and their research and administrative activities. Our sample is a high-quality individual panel data set from a medium-size public Spanish university that allows us to avoid several types of biases frequently encountered in the literature. Although researchers teach roughly 20% more than nonresearchers, their teaching quality is also 20% higher. Instructors with no research are 5 times more likely than the rest to be among the worst teachers. Over much of the relevant range, we find a nonlinear and positive relationship between research output and teaching quantity on teaching quality. Our conclusions may be useful for decision-makers in universities and governments.

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  • Aurora Garc, 2015. "(How) Do research and administrative duties affect university professors' teaching?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(45), pages 4868-4883, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:47:y:2015:i:45:p:4868-4883
    DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1037438
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    1. Research and teaching are complements in terms of quality
      by Economic Logician in Economic Logic on 2012-11-28 21:48:00
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