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The Impact of Funding on Research Collaboration: Evidence from Argentina

  • Diego Ubfal
  • Alessandro Maffioli

In this paper, we evaluate the impact of research grants on the amount of collaboration, among scientific researchers in Argentina. We find a positive and significant impact of funding on collaboration, which is measured in terms of the number of co-authors for publications in peer-reviewed journals. In particular, we find a significant impact of the grants for funded researchers both on the size of their ego network, and on their 2-step indirect links, measured by the number of direct and 1-step indirect co-authors. We also find evidence that this impact was driven by the results of funded researchers at the upper tail of the distribution of collaboration outcomes.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications (Working Papers) with number 9395.

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Date of creation: Sep 2010
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