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An analysis of the determinants in economics and business publications by spanish universities between 1994 and 2004

  • Raul Ramos

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona.)

  • Vicente Royuela

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona.)

  • Jordi Suriñach

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    (Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona.)

The objective of this study consists, firstly, of quantifying differences between Spanish universities’ output (in terms of publications and citations), and secondly, analysing its determinants. The results obtained show that there are factors which have a positive influence on these indicators, such as having a third-cycle programme, with public financing obtained in competitive selection procedures, having a large number of full-time researchers or involvement in collaborations with international institutions. However, other factors which appear to have the opposite effect were also noted. These include a higher number of students per lecturer or a lower proportion of lecturers with recognised six-year periods.

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Paper provided by University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics in its series IREA Working Papers with number 200602.

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Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2006
Date of revision: Dec 2006
Handle: RePEc:ira:wpaper:200602
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