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Title:What and how long does it take to get tenure? The case of economics and business administration in Austria, Germany and Switzerland PDF Logo
Authors:Schulze, Günther G.
Warning, Susanne
Wiermann, Christian
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // University of Freiburg, Department of International Economic Policy 6
Abstract:This paper investigates the determinants of tenure decisions in Germany, Austria and the German-speaking part of Switzerland for professorships in economics, business administration and related fields. Our data set comprises candidates who were awarded tenure as well as those who were eligible but were not tenured. We show that business candidates have a higher probability of being tenured than economists. Youth, marital status, and publications matter; gender and children do not. The market for first appointments in economics relies much more on publication performance than the market for business administration.
Subjects:habilitation
tenure
academic labor market
JEL:A11
I23
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:iep Discussion Paper Series, Department of International Economic Policy, Universität Freiburg

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