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Co-Authorship And Research Productivity In Economics: Assessing The Assortative Matching Hypothesis

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  • Damien Besancenot

    (CEPN and University Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité)

  • Kim Huynh

    (LEM and University Panthéon-Assas, Paris 2)

  • Francisco Serranito

    (Université Orléans, CNRS, LEO, UMR 7322 and IRD, LEDa, DIAL UMR 225)

Abstract

This paper estimates the relation between the size and quality of scientists’ co-author networks and individual characteristics (notably productivity) in the context of institutional changes in French academia in the mid-1980s. The analysis employs the Two-Stage Residual Inclusion (2SRI) framework to handle endogeneity in individual productivity relative to the quality of co-authors. Data is taken from a novel database of French academic economists. The main finding is that the size and quality of authors’ networks are positively related to their productivity; this is understood as evidence of assortative matching. Other effects on coauthor networks (life-cycles, specialities) are also identified.

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  • Damien Besancenot & Kim Huynh & Francisco Serranito, 2016. "Co-Authorship And Research Productivity In Economics: Assessing The Assortative Matching Hypothesis," Working Papers DT/2016/02, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
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    Co-authorship; Count Data; Zero Inflate Models; Instrumental Variables; h index;
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    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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