Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/102982
Authors: 
Bolli, Thomas
Schläpfer, Jörg
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
KOF Working Papers, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich 342
Abstract: 
Analysing a comprehensive panel dataset of economists working at Austrian, German, and Swiss universities, we investigate how the local environment influences a scientist's research productivity. The research environment varies if a scientist joins another department or if the characteristics of his colleagues change. We find no influence of the research environment on the average researcher's productivity, if we control for individual characteristics. This result indicates that with today's communication technologies spillovers are not bounded locally.
Subjects: 
University
economics
productivity
mobility
peer effects
bibliometrics
JEL: 
I23
J62
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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