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Product Quality in Scientific Competition

Max Albert

Papers on Strategic Interaction from Max Planck Institute of Economics, Strategic Interaction Group

Abstract: The paper presents a linear model of product quality in scientific competition. The only outputs of research are published papers; the only inputs are labor and papers by other researchers, which are cited when used. Researchers compete for status, measured as their rank in a citations count. If quality is hereditary in the production process, competition and self-fulfilling expectations can establish a quality scale.

Keywords: citations; competition; norms; quality; science (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L3 O3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 31 pages
Date: 2006-05
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