Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36011
Authors: 
Cardoso, Ana Rute
Guimarães, Paulo
Zimmermann, Klaus F.
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4785
Abstract: 
Given the recent efforts in several countries to reorganize the research institutional setting to improve research productivity, our analysis addresses the following questions: To which extent has the recent awareness over international quality standards in economics around the world been reflected in research performance? How have individual countries fared? Do research quantity and quality indicators tell us the same story? We concentrate on trends taking place since the beginning of the 1990s and rely on a very comprehensive database of scientific journals, to provide a cross-country comparison of the evolution of research in economics. Our findings indicate that Europe is catching up with the US but, in terms of influential research, the US maintains a dominant position. The main continental European countries, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, experienced some of the largest growth rates in economic scientific output. Other European countries, namely the UK, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden, have shown remarkable progress in per capita output. Collaborative research seems to be a key factor explaining the relative success of some European countries, in particular when it comes to publishing in top journals, attained predominantly through international collaborations.
Subjects: 
Research performance
publications
rankings
Europe
North-America
US
JEL: 
A10
I20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
170.69 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.