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The impact of funding on research collaboration: Evidence from a developing country

Diego Ubfal () and Alessandro Maffioli ()

Research Policy, 2011, vol. 40, issue 9, 1269-1279

Abstract: In this paper we evaluate the impact of research grants on the amount of collaboration among scientific researchers in Argentina. We find a positive and significant impact of funding on collaboration which is measured in terms of the number of co-authors for publications in peer-reviewed journals. Our identification strategy is based on comparing collaboration indicators for researchers with financially supported projects with those of a control group of researchers who submitted projects that were accepted in terms of quality, but not supported because of shortage of funds. We obtain consistent results by using different non-experimental techniques including difference-in-differences models combined with propensity score matching algorithms.

Keywords: Scientific collaboration; Social networks; Program evaluation; Latin America; Argentina (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O31 D85 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2011.05.023

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