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Asier Minondo ()

Scientometrics, 2022, vol. 127, issue 3, No 18, 1565-1582

Abstract: Abstract Scholars present their new research at seminars and conferences and send drafts to peers in hopes of receiving comments and suggestions that will improve the quality of their work. Using a dataset of projects that were initiated when authors were doing their doctoral studies, this article measures how much peers’ individual and collective comments improve the quality of research. Controlling for the quality of the research idea and author, I find that a one-standard-deviation increase in the number of peers’ individual and collective comments is associated with a 43% increase in the quality of the journal in which the project is published.

Keywords: Economics; Peer effects; Research seminars; Science of science (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A14 I23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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