Séminaire GREDEG - Ryo Nakajima (Keio University, Japan)

"Evaluating Professor Value-added: Evidence from Professor and Student Matching in Physics"
Quand ? Le 07-09-2017,
de 14:00 à 15:30
Où ? GREDEG - Salle Picasso
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Séminaire GREDEG - Ryo Nakajima (Keio University, Japan)

 

"Evaluating Professor Value-added: Evidence from Professor and Student Matching in Physics"

(joint with Yuta Kikuchi)

 

Abstract: This paper estimates a professor's value added to a postgraduate student's research achievement growth using unique panel data on matched advisor-advisee pairs in a world-leading physics graduate program. To address an identification problem related to the endogenous selection of advisors and advisees, we use professor turnover and estimate a semi-parametric lower bound of the variance in advisor quality affecting advisee research performance. We find that a one-standarddeviation increase in professor quality results in a 0.54 standard deviation increase in a doctoral student's research achievement growth, increasing the number of first-authored papers that are published in top journals by 0.64 at the doctoral level.

 

JEL classification: D83; I23; J24

Keywords: knowledge creation; postgraduate education; faculty quality; research apprenticeship

 

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