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Collaboration in Bipartite Networks, with an Application to Coauthorship Networks

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  • Chih-Sheng Hsieh
  • Michael D. König
  • Xiaodong Liu
  • Christian Zimmermann

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This paper studies the impact of collaboration on research output. First, we build a micro founded model for scientific knowledge production, where collaboration between researchers is represented by a bipartite network. The equilibrium of the game incorporates both the complementarity effect between collaborating researchers and the substitutability effect between concurrent projects of the same researcher. Next, we develop a Bayesian MCMC procedure to estimate the structural parameters, taking into account the endogenous matching of researchers and projects. Finally, we illustrate the empirical relevance of the model by analyzing the coauthorship network of economists registered in the RePEc Author Service.

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  • Chih-Sheng Hsieh & Michael D. König & Xiaodong Liu & Christian Zimmermann, 2020. "Collaboration in Bipartite Networks, with an Application to Coauthorship Networks," Working Papers 2020-030, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlwp:88709
    DOI: 10.20955/wp.2020.030
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    Keywords

    bipartite networks; coauthorship networks; research collaboration; spillovers; economics of science;
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    JEL classification:

    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation

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