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

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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
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Economic Theory
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Behavioural Economics
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 16:13
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 00:36
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64967
DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12566


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