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Research Productivity of Australian Academic Economists: Human-Capital and Fixed Effects
Australian Economic Papers
  • Joan R Rodgers, University of Wollongong
  • Frank V Neri, University of Wollongong
Document Type
Journal Article
Publication Date
1-1-2007
Abstract

This study investigates why some economics departments in Australian universities are more research productive than others. The hypothesis is simple: research productivity depends upon the human capital of department members and the department-specific conditions under which they work. A Tobit model is used to estimate the magnitude of the two effects. Both are found to be important. Our results help explain why a small number of departments consistently outperform the others in studies that rank Australian economics departments according to research output.

RIS ID
16669
Citation Information
Joan R Rodgers and Frank V Neri. "Research Productivity of Australian Academic Economists: Human-Capital and Fixed Effects" Australian Economic Papers Vol. 46 Iss. 1 (2007) p. 67 - 87
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jrodgers/6/