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Early career research production in economics: does mentoring matter?


García-Suaza, Andrés; Otero, Jesús; Winkelmann, Rainer (2018). Early career research production in economics: does mentoring matter? IZA Discussion Papers 11976, Institute of Labor Economics.

Abstract

We assess the role played by advisory supervision on the early stage productivity of recent PhDs in economics using a tailor-made data set based on RePEc. After allowing for the potential effects of other relevant determinants, including gender and field of specialisation, we find as expected that both advisory quality and rank of the graduation institution are positively related to the academic productivity of graduates. However, students in top institutions do not benefit from working with the most productive academics, unless they become co-authors. For students in non-top institutions, being advised by the best academics is always associated with a higher research output. Possible explanations for this difference can be advising styles, with advisors in top-institutions devoting less time to their advisees unless they are co-authors, or a larger role of learning from peers, relative to advisors, in top-institutions.

Abstract

We assess the role played by advisory supervision on the early stage productivity of recent PhDs in economics using a tailor-made data set based on RePEc. After allowing for the potential effects of other relevant determinants, including gender and field of specialisation, we find as expected that both advisory quality and rank of the graduation institution are positively related to the academic productivity of graduates. However, students in top institutions do not benefit from working with the most productive academics, unless they become co-authors. For students in non-top institutions, being advised by the best academics is always associated with a higher research output. Possible explanations for this difference can be advising styles, with advisors in top-institutions devoting less time to their advisees unless they are co-authors, or a larger role of learning from peers, relative to advisors, in top-institutions.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
JEL Classification:A11, I23, J11, J24
Uncontrolled Keywords:Academic career, research performance, RePEC, economic research
Language:English
Date:November 2018
Deposited On:22 Feb 2019 11:37
Last Modified:22 Feb 2019 12:00
Series Name:IZA Discussion Papers
Number of Pages:26
OA Status:Green
Official URL:https://www.iza.org/publications/dp/11976/early-career-research-production-in-economics-does-mentoring-matter
Related URLs:https://www.iza.org/

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