nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2022‒04‒25
seven papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. Women in Research in Economics in Uruguay By Verónica Amarante; Marisa Bucheli; Inés Moraes; Tatiana Pérez
  2. Top Economics Research Institutions and Authors in Vietnam Feb-2022 By Mai, Nhat Chi
  3. Affective auditing: The emotional weight of the 2022 Research Excellence Framework in the UK By Derrick, Gemma Elizabeth; Watermeyer, Richard; Batalla, Margarida Borras
  4. Socioeconomic diversity of economics PhDs By Robert Schultz; Anna Stansbury
  5. Performance and structures of the German science system 2022 By Stephen, Dimity; Stahlschmidt, Stephan
  6. IDEAS RePEc Rankings of Research Institutions and Economists in Viet Nam (Jan. 2022) By Nguyen, Minh-Hoang
  7. The First 200 Studies in Applied Economics By Hanke, Steve; Schuler, Kurt

  1. By: Verónica Amarante (IECON, Universidad de la República, Uruguay); Marisa Bucheli (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de la República, Uruguay); Inés Moraes (IECON, Universidad de la República, Uruguay); Tatiana Pérez (dECON, FCS, Universidad de la República, Uruguay)
    Abstract: We analyze gender gaps in written production in Economics in Uruguay. We first describe the evolution of professional context and female participation. We then provide an empirical analysis of the research output based on two databases: working papers and technical documents and articles published in journals. The main results are: a) men produce more journal articles than women but there is not a gender gap in working papers; b) women and men are unevenly represented across fields; c) non-local partnership is more likely among men than women; d) non-local partnership is strongly associated with the gender gap in journal articles production.
    Keywords: gender gaps; economic research; networks; men and women economists
    JEL: J16 J44 I23 O30
    Date: 2021–02
  2. By: Mai, Nhat Chi
    Abstract: The next pages are printouts from the RePEc IDEAS datasets for the top 25% of the institutions and authors from Vietnam as of February 2022. The data are extracted today, March 8, 2022.
    Date: 2022–03–07
  3. By: Derrick, Gemma Elizabeth (University of Bristol); Watermeyer, Richard; Batalla, Margarida Borras
    Abstract: In aggressively neo-liberalised higher education systems and in ‘high-performing’ research units – typically academic schools in high-ranking research universities – research assessment has come to dominate the daily organisation and enactment of research and research culture. So much so in fact that academics’ research praxis, their employability, career trajectories and very lexicon are in synthesis with the manufacture and mediation of performance values, often to the detriment of collegiality, critical citizenship and self-efficacy. Research assessment as a technology of governance is thus also a ‘disruptive technology’ epidemic to the (re)making of academic lives. Notwithstanding, studies of the affective aspects of research assessment and its emotional manipulation of academic lives are at best thin. Further, less is known of what we call ‘affective auditing’ from the perspective of academic middle-managers with institutional responsibility for implementing assessment procedures and with direct experience of the disruptiveness of research assessment at meso and micro levels. By way of response, this article reports on findings from interviews with academic middle or quasi managers responsible for overseeing research assessment in research elite universities in the high-performance and highly pressurised research context of the UK. These accounts elucidate the weight of ‘affective auditing’ on academic researchers and academic quasi-managers and the extent to which research assessment shapes the emotional contours of research lives.
    Date: 2022–03–30
  4. By: Robert Schultz (University of Michigan); Anna Stansbury (Peterson Institute for International Economics)
    Abstract: It is well documented that women and racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in the economics profession, relative to both the general population and many other academic disciplines. Less is known about the socioeconomic diversity of the profession. In this paper, we use data from the National Science Foundation’s Survey of Earned Doctorates to examine the socioeconomic background of US economics PhD recipients as compared with US PhD recipients in other disciplines, proxying for socioeconomic background using PhD recipients’ parents’ educational attainment. We find that economics PhD recipients are substantially more likely to have highly educated parents, and less likely to have parents without a college degree, than PhD recipients in other disciplines. This is true both for US-born and non-US-born PhD recipients, but the gap between economics and other disciplines is starker for those born in the United States. The gap in socioeconomic diversity between economics and other PhD disciplines has increased over the last two decades.
    Keywords: Economics, Economists, Economics Education, Diversity and Inclusion, Socioeconomic Background, Socioeconomic Inequality
    JEL: A11 A20 J44 J71
    Date: 2022–03
  5. By: Stephen, Dimity; Stahlschmidt, Stephan
    Abstract: This study updates the annual comparative analysis of the performance and structures of the German science system. We use several bibliometric indicators of productivity and academic impact to assess Germany's performance for the period 1995-2020 compared against 22 countries and the EU13, EU14, EU27, and OECD country groups. Having overtaken the USA in 2018 and the Europe Union in 2019, China continues its growth in the international science system, producing nearly a quarter (23.1%) of all Web of Science-indexed publications in 2020. Germany maintained its position as fourth largest producer with 3.9% of global publications, while India's growth narrowed the gap to rank it fifth (3.8%). Germany continued to publish in highly visible journals and received average attention citations in these journals. China further increased both its presence in highly visible journals and impact in these journals beyond the above average levels first achieved in 2017. Taken together, China's improving performance, the rapidly growing contributions from India, and the declining indicator-based performance of historically strong systems such as the USA, Germany, and France, highlight profound structural changes in the global science system.
    Date: 2022
  6. By: Nguyen, Minh-Hoang
    Abstract: The IDEAS RePEc data tables for January 2022.
    Date: 2022–02–21
  7. By: Hanke, Steve (The Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise); Schuler, Kurt (The Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise)
    Abstract: The Studies in Applied Economics working paper series began as a way to disseminate research by Steve Hanke’s undergraduate students that deserved wider notice. The series broadened to include work by established scholars and practitioners. We use the landmark of 200 papers to review what the series has achieved and what we have learned about guiding bright undergraduate students in doing original scholarly research.
    Keywords: economics; writing; students
    JEL: A22 A30
    Date: 2022–01

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