Research Output at U.S. Economics Departments

41 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2012  

Michael A. McPherson

University of North Texas - Department of Economics

Myungsup Kim

University of North Texas - Department of Economics

Megan Dorman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nishelli Perera

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 2012

Abstract

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

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

Michael A. McPherson (Contact Author)

University of North Texas - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 311457
Denton, TX 76203-1457
United States

Myungsup Kim

University of North Texas - Department of Economics ( email )

Denton, TX 76203-1457
United States
940-369-8834 (Phone)

Megan Dorman

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Nishelli Perera

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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