Thursday, March 8, 2007

Tenure Once Again: The Role of Academic Habits

I wrote an article with Goncalo Monteiro, forthcoming in the Japanese Economic Review, in which we investigate why some scholars [university professors] continue to be productive after receiving tenure. The paper shows that departments can set tenure rules and standards as incentives for scholars to accumulate academic habits. As a result, academic habits have a lasting positive impact in scholar’s productivity, leading to higher scholar’s productivity rate of growth and higher productivity level.

The paper appeared first as a University of York discussion paper, here is a link to the working paper.

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