Social networks and research output
Ductor, Lorenzo and Fafchamps, Marcel and Goyal, Sanjeev and Van der Leij, Marco (2014) Social networks and research output. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 96 (5). pp. 936-948. ISSN 0034-6535
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We study how knowledge about the social network of an individual researcher - as embodied in his coauthor relations - helps us in developing a more accurate prediction of his future productivity. We find that incorporating information about coauthor networks
leads to a modest improvement in the accuracy of forecasts on individual output, over and above what we can predict based on the knowledge of past individual output. Second, we find that the informativeness of networks dissipates over the lifetime of a researcher's career. This suggests that the signalling content of the network is quantitatively more important than the flow of ideas.
|Additional Information:||ESSN: 1530-9142. Posted Online November 12, 2013.|
|Research Areas:||A. > Business School > Economics
A. > Business School > Economics > Behavioural Economics group
|Depositing User:||Lorenzo Ductor Gomez|
|Date Deposited:||08 Apr 2015 14:03|
|Last Modified:||13 Oct 2016 14:32|
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