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Draft , March 22 , 2008 ARE ELITE UNIVERSITIES LOSING THEIR COMPETITIVE EDGE ?

@inproceedings{Kim2008DraftM,
  title={Draft , March 22 , 2008 ARE ELITE UNIVERSITIES LOSING THEIR COMPETITIVE EDGE ?},
  author={E. H. Kim and Luigi Zingales},
  year={2008}
}
We study the location-specific component of research productivity for economics and finance faculty over the last three decades. We find that there was a positive effect of being affiliated with a top 25 university in the 1970s; this effect weakened in the 1980s and disappeared in the 1990s. The decline in elite university fixed effect is due to the reduced importance of physical access to productive research colleagues, which in turn seems due to innovations in communication technology. One… Expand

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