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International Affiliations Make You More Competitive:Evidence from Chinese Economics Publications

  • Author(s): Zeng, Jia
  • Advisor(s): Qin, Cheng-Zhong
  • et al.

International cooperation is increasingly important for the growth of specialized knowledge in Economics. This paper examines the effect of the international affiliations of Chinese authors on their tenure-track publications. We say that a paper has international affiliations if it has one of the following three components: foreign co-authors, concurrent placements in foreign institutions for Chinese authors, and Ph.D. degrees earned in foreign institutions by Chinese authors. We find that foreign co-authors and foreign placements significantly increase the probability of tenure-track publications. The foreign degree also has a positive coefficient in logistic regression, but a statistical significance is lacking.

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