The evolution of the scientific productivity of highly productive economist

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dc.contributor.author Carrasco, Raquel
dc.contributor.author Ruiz-Castillo, Javier
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-02T10:49:29Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-02T10:49:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10
dc.identifier.issn 2340-5031
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/14527
dc.description This is the third version of a paper with the same title published in this series in June 2012
dc.description.abstract This paper studies the evolution of research productivity of a sample of economists working in the best 81 departments in the world in 2007. The main novelty is that, in so far as a productivity distribution can be identified with an income distribution, we measure productivity mobility in a dynamic context using an indicator inspired in an income mobility index suggested by Fields (2010) for a two-period world. Productivity is measured in terms of the number of publications in each of four classes, weighted according to a rather elitist scheme. We study the evolution of average productivity, productivity inequality, the extent of rank reversals, and productivity mobility for seven cohorts, as well as the population as a whole. We offer new evidence confirming previous results about the heterogeneity of the evolution of productivity for top and other researchers. However, the major result is that –contrary to what was expected– for our sample of very highly productive scholars the effect of rank reversals between the two periods on overall productivity mobility offsets the effect of an increase in productivity inequality from the first to the second period in the youngest five out of seven cohorts
dc.description.sponsorship Carrasco and Ruiz-Castillo acknowledge additional financial support from the Spanish MEC through grant No. ECO2009-11165, and SEJ2007-67436, respectively
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries UC3M Working papers. Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseries 12-16
dc.relation.hasversion http://hdl.handle.net/10016/20752
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Research productivity
dc.subject.other Income mobility
dc.subject.other Productivity mobility
dc.subject.other Structural and exchange mobility
dc.subject.other Inequality decomposition
dc.title The evolution of the scientific productivity of highly productive economist
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.jel A11
dc.subject.jel A12
dc.subject.jel B41
dc.subject.jel D63
dc.subject.jel I32
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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dc.date.modified 2012-10-18
dc.date.modified 2013-04-02
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/217436
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dc.identifier.uxxi DT/0000000871
dc.identifier.repec we1216
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