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Research funding and collaboration

Benjamin Davies, Jason Gush, Shaun C. Hendy and Adam B. Jaffe

Research Policy, 2022, vol. 51, issue 2

Abstract: We analyze whether research funding contests promote co-authorship. Our analysis combines Scopus publication records with data on the Marsden Fund, the premier source of funding for basic research in New Zealand. We use fixed-effect models to analyze within-researcher-pair variation in co-authorship. Among pairs who ever co-authored or co-proposed, co-authorship was 13.8 percentage points more likely in a given year if they had co-proposed during the previous ten years than if they had not. This co-authorship rate was not significantly higher among funded pairs. However, when we increase post-proposal publication lags towards the length of a typical award, we find that funding, rather than participation, promotes co-authorship.

Keywords: Co-authorship; Marsden Fund; Science funding; Scientific collaboration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O31 O38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2021.104421

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