Lost in the Storm: The Academic Collaborations That Went Missing in Hurricane ISSAC

Campos, Raquel, Leon, Fernanda and McQuillin, Ben (2018) Lost in the Storm: The Academic Collaborations That Went Missing in Hurricane ISSAC. The Economic Journal, 128 (610). pp. 995-1018. ISSN 0013-0133

[img] PDF (Accepted manuscript) - Submitted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 31 December 2099.

Download (2025kB) | Request a copy
    [img]
    Preview
    PDF (Published manuscript) - Published Version
    Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

    Download (356kB) | Preview

      Abstract

      By exploiting the cancellation of the 2012 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, we investigate the role of conferences in facilitating academic collaboration. We assembled data sets comprising 17,467 academics, and in difference‐in‐differences analysis we find that the conference cancellation led to a decrease in individuals’ likelihood of co‐authoring an article with another attendant by 16%. Moreover, collaborations formed among attendants of (occurring) conferences are associated with more successful co‐publications: an effect which is sharpest for teams that are new or non‐collocated. Conferences seem to de‐cluster the co‐authorship network. Altogether, our findings demonstrate the importance of conferences in scientific production.

      Item Type: Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: conference effects,collaboration,formation of teams,production in science
      Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
      Depositing User: Pure Connector
      Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 17:13
      Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 00:55
      URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64967
      DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12566

      Actions (login required)

      View Item