Crossing the hurdle: the determinants of individual scientific performance

  title={Crossing the hurdle: the determinants of individual scientific performance},
  author={Alberto Baccini and Lucio Barabesi and Martina Cioni and Caterina Pisani},
An original cross-sectional dataset referring to a medium-sized Italian university is implemented in order to analyze the determinants of scientific research production at individual level. [] Key Method In this setting, the goodness-of-fit of several Poisson mixture regression models are explored by assuming an extensive set of explanatory variables. As to the personal observable characteristics of the researchers, the results emphasize the age effect and the gender productivity gap—as previously documented…

Diversity in Economics: A Gender Analysis of Italian Academic Production

Economists’ infamous failure at predicting the recent financial crisis has brought new impetus to studies on diversity in the economics profession. Such studies have underlined how diversity plays a

On the evolution of the glass ceiling in Italian academia: the case of economics

It is found that women economists are at a higher risk of discrimination than their male colleagues and thus they are more likely to conform their research activities to the standardized profile imposed by the gender-blind application of simplistic bibliometric methods.

APER S ERIES Citations are Forever : Modeling Constrained Network Formation

Determining the extent to which citation flows, and hence bibliometric indicators based on them, reflect some intrinsic value of scientific works is an important task made very difficult by

Segregation or homologation? Gender differences in recent Italian economic thought

This paper aims to contribute to the analysis of recent changes in Italian economic thought by examining them from a gender perspective. Following a popular international trend, the use of

A percentile rank score of group productivity: an evaluation of publication productivity for researchers from various fields

The difficulty in evaluating the research performance of groups is attributable to the following two factors: 1) difference of population size or discipline of group members and 2) skewed

How does research productivity relate to gender? Analyzing gender differences for multiple publication dimensions

It is found that women do research and write manuscripts, but may have different publication patterns: instead of submitting to competitive journals, they may be satisfied with less-prestigious book chapters, which may be disadvantageous for women.

Gender Variations in Research Productivity: Insights from Scholarly Research

The variations in research productivity available in the scholarly world, between men and women, have always attracted the interest of many researchers across the globe. The present study aims to

Assessment of Researchers Through Bibliometric Indicators: The Area of Information and Library Science in Spain as a Case Study (2001–2015)

A model for the individual evaluation of different facets of researchers’ work is presented and the interest in using “control” parameters to identify deviations suggesting inappropriate conduct is discussed.



Scientific Productivity and Academic Promotion: A Study on French and Italian Physicists

The paper examines the determinants of scientific productivity (number of articles and journals' impact factor) for a panel of about 3600 French and Italian academic physicists active in 2004-05.

Does Gender Affect Scientific Productivity ?. A Critical Review of the Empirical Evidence and a Panel Data Econometric Analysis for French Physicists

The paper revisits the issue of the gender gap in scientific productivity, often referred as the “productivity puzzle” by economists and sociologists of science. After providing a critical review of

Unraveling the Academic Productivity of Economists: The Opportunity Costs of Teaching and Service

This study investigates the relationships among research productivity, teaching, and service on the basis of individual-specific information involving approximately 715 academic economists.

A simple, generalizable method for measuring individual research productivity and its use in the long-term analysis of departmental performance, including between-country comparisons

  • R. Wootton
  • Economics
    Health Research Policy and Systems
  • 2013
A sensitivity analysis shows that small increases in individual productivity result in relatively greater increases in overall departmental research output, and the indicator appears to be potentially useful for capacity building, once the initial step of research priority setting has been completed.

Gender differences in research productivity: A bibliometric analysis of the Italian academic system

Through bibliometric examination of the entire population of research personnel working in the scientific-technological disciplines of Italian university system, this study confirms the presence of significant differences in productivity between men and women.


More than 50 studies of scientists in various fields show that women publish less than men. Moreover, correlations between gender and productivity have been roughly constant since the 1920s. The

Research Productivity over the Life Cycle: Evidence for Academic Scientists

The relationship between age and the publishing productivity of Ph.D. scientists is analyzed using data from the Survey of Doctorate Recipients (National Research Council) and the Science Citation