Productivity and mobility in academic research: evidence from mathematicians

@article{Dubois2013ProductivityAM,
  title={Productivity and mobility in academic research: evidence from mathematicians},
  author={Pierre Dubois and Jean-Charles Rochet and Jean-Marc Schlenker},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={98},
  pages={1669-1701}
}
Using an exhaustive database on academic publications in mathematics all over the world, we study the patterns of productivity by mathematicians over the period 1984–2006. We uncover some surprising facts, such as the weakness of age related decline in productivity and the relative symmetry of international movements, rejecting the presumption of a massive “brain drain” towards the US. We also analyze the determinants of success by top US departments. In conformity with recent studies in other… CONTINUE READING
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