nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2008‒05‒17
three papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

  1. The Inside Scoop: Acceptance and Rejection at the Journal of International Economics By Ivan Cherkashin; Demidova Svetlana; Susumu Imai; Kala Krishna
  2. Carreras académicas. Utilización del CV para la modelación de carreras académicas y científicas By Hernán Jaramillo Salazar; Carolina Lopera Oquendo; Carolina Albán Conto
  3. The Impact of Employment during School on College Student Academic Performance By Jeffrey S. DeSimone

  1. By: Ivan Cherkashin (Pennsylvania State University); Demidova Svetlana (University of Georgia); Susumu Imai (Queen's University); Kala Krishna (Pennsylvania State University and NBER)
    Abstract: There is little work on the inner workings of journals. What factors seem to affect the ability to publish in a journal? Could simple rules (which are already used by some journals) like the immediate rejection of a significant minority of papers, help to streamline the process? At what cost? How well do journals seem to do in choosing papers? What can we say about the extent of type 1 and type 2 errors? Do editors seem to have uniform standards or are some harsher than others? We use data on submissions to the Journal of International Economics to help answer these questions.
    Keywords: Publishing in Economics, Performance Evaluation, Probit Model, Selection Bias
    JEL: F0
    Date: 2008–05
  2. By: Hernán Jaramillo Salazar; Carolina Lopera Oquendo; Carolina Albán Conto
    Abstract: Este documento presenta una revisión de las principales aproximaciones teóricas sobre recursos humanos en ciencia y tecnología y la modelación empírica de las carreras académicas y científicas utilizando los CVs como fuente de información principal. Adicionalmente, muestra los resultados de varios estudios realizados en Colombia basados en la teoría del capital conocimiento. Estos estudios han permitido establecer una línea de investigación sobre la evaluación del comportamiento de los recursos humanos, el tránsito hacia comunidades científicas y el estudio de las carreras académicas de los investigadores. Adicionalmente, muestran que la información contenida en la Plataforma ScienTI (Grup-Lac y Cv-Lac) permite establecer de manera concreta las capacidades científicas y tecnológicas del país. *********************************************************************************************************** This document is a review of major theoretical approaches on Human Resources in S&T and empirical modeling career academic use CVs as the main source of information. Furthermore, it shows the results of several studies in Colombia based on knowledge capital theory. These studies have established a framework about performance assessment of human resources, scientific communities, and academic careers of researchers. In addition, show that the information in the ScienTI database allow to set scientific and technological capabilities of the country.
    Date: 2008–04–29
  3. By: Jeffrey S. DeSimone
    Abstract: This paper estimates the effect of paid employment on grades of full-time, four-year students from four nationally representative cross sections of the Harvard College Alcohol Study administered during 1993–2001. The relationship could be causal in either direction and is likely contaminated by unobserved heterogeneity. Two-stage GMM regressions instrument for work hours using paternal schooling and being raised Jewish, which are hypothesized to reflect parental preferences towards education manifested in additional student financial support but not influence achievement conditional on maternal schooling, college and class. Extensive empirical testing supports the identifying assumptions of instrument strength and orthogonality. GMM results show that an additional weekly work hour reduces current year GPA by about 0.011 points, roughly five times more than the OLS coefficient but somewhat less than recent estimates. Effects are stable across specifications, time, gender, class and age, but vary by health status, maternal schooling, religious background and especially race/ethnicity.
    JEL: I2 J22
    Date: 2008–05

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