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Research Funding and Collaboration

Benjamin Davies, Jason Gush (), Shaun C. Hendy () and Adam Jaffe ()
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Jason Gush: Royal Society Te Ap?rangi, Wellington, New Zealand
Shaun C. Hendy: University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

No 20_12, Working Papers from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Abstract: We analyse whether research funding contests promote co-authorship. Our analysis combines Scopus publication records with data on applications to the Marsden Fund, the premiere source of funding for basic research in New Zealand. On average, and after controlling for observable and unobservable heterogeneity, applicant pairs were 13.8 percentage points more likely to co-author in a given year if they co-proposed during the previous ten years than if they did 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)
Pages: 39 pages
Date: 2020-10
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