nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2016‒11‒06
one paper chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. Economists, research performance and national inbreeding:North versus South By Stelios Katranidis; Theodore Panagiotidis; Costas Zontanos

  1. By: Stelios Katranidis (Department of Economics, University of Macedonia); Theodore Panagiotidis (Department of Economics, University of Macedonia); Costas Zontanos (University of Macedonia)
    Abstract: We investigate the research performance of 404 economists working in 17 Economics Departments and 4 countries. Two countries from the North of Europe (Belgium and Denmark) are compared with two countries from the South (Greece and Portugal) in terms of research productivity. Their performance is ranked using bibliometric indices. We examine the factors that drive economist’s research performance using OLS and quantile regression analysis. The most productive economists have a US PhD and work in the North. Inbreeding at the national level is associated with higher productivity in the North and lower in the South.
    Keywords: Economics, ranking.
    JEL: A11 A12 D63
    Date: 2016–10

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