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Discipline-specific forecasting of research output in Australian universities
Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)
  • Abbas Valadkhani, University of Wollongong
  • Simon Ville, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
29641
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Publication Details

This article originally published as: Valadkhani, A. & Ville, S. (2009). Discipline-specific forecasting of research output in Australian universities. Applied Economic Letters, 16 (18). Copyright Taylor and Francis 2008.

Abstract

Abstract: This paper develops and estimates a cross-sectional model for forecasting research output across the Australian university system. It builds upon an existing literature that focuses either on institutional comparisons or studies of specific subjects, by providing discipline-specific results across all of the ten major disciplinary areas as defined by Australia’s Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST). The model draws upon four discipline-specific explanatory variables; staff size, research expenditure, PhD completions, and student-staff ratios to predict output of refereed articles. When compared with actual averaged output for 2000-2004, the results are highly statistically significant.

Citation Information
Abbas Valadkhani and Simon Ville. "Discipline-specific forecasting of research output in Australian universities" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/abbas/6/