How Has COVID-19 Impacted Research Production in Economics and Finance?

105 Pages Posted: 9 Dec 2020 Last revised: 5 Aug 2022

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Samuel Kruger

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance

Gonzalo Maturana

Emory University - Goizueta Business School

Jordan Nickerson

University of Washington - Department of Finance and Business Economics

Date Written: August 5, 2022

Abstract

Following the onset of COVID-19, research production in economics and finance (measured by the posting of working papers) increased by 29%. Production increases were widespread across geographies, job titles, departments, and ages with larger increases in top departments and for people under the age of 35. Men and women both experienced production increases with the exception of women between the age of 35 and 49, who experienced no production gains despite large increases for men in the same age group. COVID increased reliance on past coauthorship networks, with larger production gains for authors that are more central to the network.

Keywords: COVID-19, research productivity, gender inequality, coauthor network

JEL Classification: A11, A14, J24, J16

Suggested Citation

Kruger, Samuel and Maturana, Gonzalo and Nickerson, Jordan, How Has COVID-19 Impacted Research Production in Economics and Finance? (August 5, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3745226 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3745226

Samuel Kruger (Contact Author)

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Finance ( email )

Red McCombs School of Business
Austin, TX 78712
United States

Gonzalo Maturana

Emory University - Goizueta Business School ( email )

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Atlanta, GA 30322-2722
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.gonzalomaturana.com/

Jordan Nickerson

University of Washington - Department of Finance and Business Economics ( email )

Box 353200
Seattle, WA 98195
United States

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