Measuring Productivity of Research in Economics . a Cross-country Study Using Dea

  title={Measuring Productivity of Research in Economics . a Cross-country Study Using Dea},
  author={Martin G. Kocher and Mikul{\'a}s Lupt{\'a}cik and Matthias Sutter},
Using a sample of 21 OECD-countries we measure productivity in top-edge economic research by using data envelopment analysis (DEA). DEA is a tool for evaluating relative efficiency and is widely used when there are multiple inputs and outputs and one lacks a specific functional form of a production function. The publications in 10 economics journals with the highest average impact factor over the time period 1980-1998 are taken as research output. Inputs are measured by R&D expenditures, number… CONTINUE READING
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