Age and Complementarity in Scientific Collaboration

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Title
Age and Complementarity in Scientific Collaboration
Journal
Empirical Economics
Author(s)
Krapf M.
ISSN
0377-7332
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
49
Number
2
Pages
751-781
Language
english
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 my findings. 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.
Keywords
Academic Collaboration, CES Technology, Team production, Human Capital
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