EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Collaboration in Bipartite Networks, with an Application to Coauthorship Networks

Chih-Sheng Hsieh, Michael König, Xiaodong Liu and Christian Zimmermann ()
Additional contact information
Chih-Sheng Hsieh: National Taiwan University
Michael König: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Xiaodong Liu: University of Colorado Boulder

No 20-056/VIII, Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers from Tinbergen Institute

Abstract: This paper studies the impact of collaboration on research output. First, we build a micro founded model for scientific knowledge production, where collaboration between researchers is represented by a bipartite network. The equilibrium of the game incorporates both the complementarity effect between collaborating researchers and the substitutability effect between concurrent projects of the same researcher. Next, we develop a Bayesian MCMC procedure to estimate the structural parameters, taking into account the endogenous matching of researchers and projects. Finally, we illustrate the empirical relevance of the model by analyzing the coauthorship network of economists registered in the RePEc Author Service.

Keywords: bipartite networks; coauthorship networks; research collaboration; spillovers; economics of science (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C31 C72 D85 L14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-09-08
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-net
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://papers.tinbergen.nl/20056.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Collaboration in Bipartite Networks, with an Application to Coauthorship Networks (2020) Downloads
Working Paper: Collaboration in Bipartite Networks, with an Application to Coauthorship Networks (2020) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:tin:wpaper:20200056

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers from Tinbergen Institute Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Tinbergen Office +31 (0)10-4088900 ().

 
Page updated 2020-10-28
Handle: RePEc:tin:wpaper:20200056