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Australian PhDs in Economics and Finance: Professional Activities, Productivity and Prospects

Yihui Lan, Kenneth Clements () and Zong Ken Chai
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Yihui Lan: Business School, The University of Western Australia, http://www.web.uwa.edu.au/person/yihui.lan
Zong Ken Chai: Business School, The University of Western Australia, http://www.web.uwa.edu.au/person/zongken.chai

No 22-04, Economics Discussion / Working Papers from The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics

Abstract: We analyse the careers of more than 600 individuals with PhDs in economics or finance from Australian universities. About 60 percent are in now academia and one-quarter of those are at level E (professor). We construct publication and citation profiles that could be useful benchmarks. Academic experience (the number of years since gaining the PhD) is established as a major driver of publications and citations (but subject to diminishing returns). Four findings are noteworthy. (i) For those in academia, the matrix linking PhD-awarding and employing universities is sparse, but contains hints of geographic sub-networks. (ii) Outside the academic sector, there is a diverse range of jobs for PhDs. (iii) Females are substantially under represented, but there is no gender gap in research productivity. (iv) Finance scholars achieve research outcomes little different to economists.

Pages: 75
Date: 2022
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