What 5,000 Acknowledgements Tell Us About Informal Collaboration in Financial Economics

Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Discussion Paper No. 11

67 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2015 Last revised: 17 Oct 2018

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Co-Pierre Georg

Deutsche Bundesbank; University of Cape Town (UCT)

Michael E. Rose

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Date Written: September 17, 2018

Abstract

We present and discuss a novel dataset on informal collaboration in Financial Economics. The data is derived from acknowledgement sections of papers. We focus on the network of informal collaboration, connecting authors and commenters. The network contains useful information when studying various outcomes (academic productivity, citation count), even above co-author networks. Among other things, we find that authors connecting otherwise distinct research communities publish less in top journals, but receive above journal-average citations, and that Female researchers are less often acknowledged than comparable male counterparts. Finally, we list the most central researchers in Financial Economics and study determinants of centrality.

Keywords: financial economics, intellectual collaboration, social networks, acknowledgements

JEL Classification: A14, D83, G00

Suggested Citation

Georg, Co-Pierre and Rose, Michael, What 5,000 Acknowledgements Tell Us About Informal Collaboration in Financial Economics (September 17, 2018). Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Discussion Paper No. 11. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2709107 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2709107

Co-Pierre Georg (Contact Author)

Deutsche Bundesbank ( email )

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Germany

University of Cape Town (UCT) ( email )

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South Africa

Michael Rose

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

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Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.ip.mpg.de/en/persons/rose-michael.html

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