Economists, Research Performance and National Inbreeding: North Versus South

19 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2017

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Stelios D. Katranidis

University of Macedonia

Theodore Panagiotidis

University of Macedonia - Department of Economics

Costas Zontanos

University of Macedonia

Date Written: February 2017

Abstract

We investigate the research performance of 404 economists working in 17 Economics Departments and 4 countries. Two countries from the North of Europe (Belgium and Denmark) are compared with two countries from the South (Greece and Portugal) in terms of research productivity. Their performance is ranked using bibliometric indices. We examine the factors that drive economist's research performance using OLS and quantile regression analysis. The most productive economists have a US PhD and work in the North. Inbreeding at the national level is associated with higher productivity in the North and lower in the South.

Suggested Citation

Katranidis, Stelios D. and Panagiotidis, Theodore and Zontanos, Costas, Economists, Research Performance and National Inbreeding: North Versus South (February 2017). Economic Notes, Vol. 46, Issue 1, pp. 145-163, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2893956 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecno.12065

Stelios D. Katranidis (Contact Author)

University of Macedonia

Theodore Panagiotidis

University of Macedonia - Department of Economics ( email )

Thessaloniki, 54006
Greece

Costas Zontanos

University of Macedonia

156 Egnatia St.
P.O. 1591
Thessaloniki, 54006
Greece

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