Research and Teaching in Higher Education: Complements or Substitutes?

21 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2013

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Gil S. Epstein

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University College London - CReAM - Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Joseph Menis

Bar-Ilan University

Abstract

In this note we use unique data from Bar-Ilan University, over a period of four years (2005-2008), to estimate simultaneous equations with regard to the relationship between publications and teaching loads. The study shows that students studying for a bachelor's degree are a liability while PhD students are an asset in terms of publications. Those studying for a master's degree may be a liability or an asset depending on the department characteristics. Increasing the number of faculty members increases publications however it may not increase the publications per capita and is department specific.

Keywords: productivity, publications, teaching loads, higher education

JEL Classification: D2, L11

Suggested Citation

Epstein, Gil S. and Menis, Joseph, Research and Teaching in Higher Education: Complements or Substitutes?. IZA Discussion Paper No. 7751. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2363238

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