The impact of public research contracts on scientific productivity

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dc.contributor.author Alonso-Borrego, César
dc.contributor.author Romero-Medina, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Sánchez Mangas, Rocío
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Departamento de Economía
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-26T16:48:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-26T16:48:19Z
dc.date.issued 2014-03
dc.identifier.issn 2340-5031
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/18638
dc.description.abstract We analyze a competitive research-oriented public program established in Spain, the Ramon yCajal Program, intended to offer contracts in public research centers to high-quality researchers.We study the effects of the Program on the ex-post scientific productivity of its recipients, relativeto unsuccessful applicants with comparable curricula at the time of application. The full sampleresults demonstrate that the Program has a positive and significant effect on the scientific impactof the recipients, as measured by the average and the maximum impact factors, but the effect onthe number of published papers is not significant. Consequently, receiving a contract does notsignificantly affect the quantity, but increases the quality, of the contract recipients' publications.This result is primarily driven by the particular relevance of experimental sciences in the Program.
dc.description.sponsorship Research funding from the Ministry of Finance and Competitiveness, Grant Nos. ECO2012-31358 (Alonso-Borrego), ECO2011-25330 (Romero-Medina) and ECO2012-32854 (Sánchez-Mangas) is acknowledged
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries UC3M working papers. Economics
dc.relation.ispartofseries 14-05
dc.relation.hasversion http://hdl.handle.net/10016/25142
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Ramon y Cajal Program
dc.subject.other Brain Gain
dc.subject.other Research Productivity
dc.subject.other Government Research Programs
dc.subject.other Human Capital
dc.subject.other Policy Evaluation
dc.subject.other Matching
dc.title The impact of public research contracts on scientific productivity
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.jel O38
dc.subject.jel D78
dc.subject.jel C21
dc.subject.jel I23
dc.subject.jel O31
dc.subject.jel C21
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
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dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2012-31358
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2011-25330
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2012-32854
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dc.identifier.uxxi DT/0000001185
dc.identifier.repec we1405
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