Ali Sina Onder

Department of Economics and
Uppsala Center for Fiscal Studies
Uppsala University

E-Mail: alisina.onder@nek.uu.se
Institutional Affiliation: Uppsala University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

May 2011Incentives and the Effects of Publication Lags on Life Cycle Research Productivity in Economics
with John P. Conley, Mario J. Crucini, Robert A. Driskill: w17043
We investigate how increases in publication delays have affected the life-cycle of publications of recent Ph.D. graduates in economics. We construct a panel dataset of 14,271 individuals who were awarded Ph.D.s between 1986 and 2000 in US and Canadian economics departments. For this population of scholars, we amass complete records of publications in peer reviewed journals listed in the JEL (a total of 368,672 observations). We find evidence of significantly diminished productivity in recent relative to earlier cohorts when productivity of an individual is measured by the number of AER equivalent publications. Diminished productivity is less evident when number of AER equivalent pages is used instead. Our findings are consistent with earlier empirical findings of increasing editorial delay...

Published: Crucini, Mario J., John Conley, Robert Driskill and Ali Sina Onder. “The Effects of Publication Lags on Life Cycle Research Productivity in Economics,” Economic Inquiry, 2012.

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