Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50422
Authors: 
Bolli, Thomas
Somogyi, Frank
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
KOF working papers // KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich 242
Abstract: 
This paper analyzes the effect of public and private third-party funds on the effciency of departments of Swiss public research institutions. Estimating an output distance function assuming that labor is used to produce master students and scientific publications, we find no statistically significant effect of private or public third-party funding on research efficiency. However, once we include technology transfer as an additional output, the coefficient of private funding is statistically significant. We further find that this disciplining effect of private funding is qualitatively robust in a setting controlling for endogeneity.
Subjects: 
Efficiency
Research
University
Technology Transfer
Third-Party Funding
Public Finance
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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