41 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2012
Date Written: February 2012
Using curricula vitae, we examine the publication records of academic economists. We consider two periods: the probationary period, and the years between tenure and promotion to professor. Faculty members tenured at top programs average 3.21 articles in top ten journals (and 8.6 total articles); the quantity and quality of faculty members’ publications decrease with the ranking of the program. Those successfully promoted to professor generate fewer top ten and total articles. We also consider research productivity in a regression framework. Controlling for observable characteristics such as age and education, we find that in some specifications female faculty members produce fewer journal articles than their male colleagues.
JEL Classification: I23
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
McPherson, Michael A. and Kim, Myungsup and Dorman, Megan and Perera, Nishelli, Research Output at U.S. Economics Departments (February 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2015782 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2015782