Seminar ' The Impact of Academic Inbreeding on Early-career Researchers’ Productivity'
On October 5 the Department of Applied Economics will hold a seminar on 'The Impact of Academic Inbreeding on Early-career Researchers’ Productivity'.
The study explores the impact of academic inbreeding on individual researchers’ productivity within the system of science and higher education, where more than half of researchers are working at the same organisations in which they prepared dissertations. Based on data about 871 early-career researchers in natural sciences and mathematics, I found that within the institutional context where internal labour markets prevails over external ones, academic inbreeding has a positive effect on individual productivity of young scientists. The lower productivity of mobile researchers is explained by the adjustment period and the necessity to change research area at the new organisations. The positive effect of academic inbreeding is peculiar to the university sector where graduates are less strongly oriented towards a pure research career, and to the peripheral regions, where the level of academic mobility is low. The study contributes to the knowledge on academic inbreeding since, first, it attempts to estimate the causal relationship between inbreeding and productivity, second, it considered not only universities, but the large sector of research organisations for the first time.
Key words: Academic inbreeding, academic mobility, publication productivity, research discipline, earlycareer researchers JEL codes: I2, J6, O32, O33 .
The event will be held online via Zoom.
Working languages: English and Russian.
Start time: 13:00
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