Inbreds and Non-Inbreds Among Russian Academics: Short-Term Similarity and Long-Term Differences in Productivity

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Olga Alipova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Lada Litvinova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Andrey Lovakov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Maria Yudkevich

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: November 2, 2018

Abstract

This paper studies the publication productivity of inbreds and non-inbreds among Russian academics. The literature provides ambiguous results on the relationship between inbred status and productivity. This may be explained by the focus on different segments of academia as well as by using different indicators for measuring publication productivity. We exploit data from 3 datasets covering different segments of the academic population and included different indicators of the publication productivity to see whether inbreds and non-inbreds differ in their productivity. We did not find any difference in current publication productivity between s and non-inbreds. We found, however, a difference between inbreds and non-inbreds in whole career publication productivity; non-inbreds are more productive on an individual level. While focusing on Russian data, an analysis of the 3 datasets suggests an explanation for the contradictory existing results on the relationship between academic inbreeding and productivity in general.

Keywords: academic profession, academic inbreeding, academic productivity, publication activity, Russia.

JEL Classification: I21, I23

Suggested Citation

Alipova, Olga and Litvinova, Lada and Lovakov, Andrey and Yudkevich, Maria, Inbreds and Non-Inbreds Among Russian Academics: Short-Term Similarity and Long-Term Differences in Productivity (November 2, 2018). Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 48/EDU/2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3277410 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3277410

Olga Alipova

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Lada Litvinova (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Andrey Lovakov

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Maria Yudkevich

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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