Age and Complementarity in Scientific Collaboration
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 3850406
Author(s) Krapf, Matthias
Author(s) at UniBasel Krapf, Matthias
Year 2015
Title Age and Complementarity in Scientific Collaboration
Journal Empirical economics
Volume 49
Number 2
Pages / Article-Number 751-781
Abstract I model research quality as the outcome of a CES production technology that uses human capital measured by publication records as inputs. Investigating a sample of scientific publications with two co-authors, I show that the CES-complementarity parameter is a function of the age difference of the authors. Complementarity is maximized if the age difference between the authors is about 10 years. Two theories are presented which may explain this finding. According to these models, older and younger researchers differ not only in their skill levels but also in the types of their skills and their interpersonal relationships.
Publisher PHYSICA-VERLAG GMBH & CO
ISSN/ISBN 0377-7332
Full Text on edoc
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.1007/s00181-014-0885-8
ISI-Number WOS:000358935300015
Document type (ISI) Article
 
   

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