RISIS Seminar: The relationship between academic seniority and scientific production at the organisational level


Institute of Communication and Public Policy

Date: 13 March 2024 / 12:30 - 14:00

Presenter: Pedro Pineda, University of Bath & Özgür Kadir Özer, Middle East Technical University;

Co-author: Benedetto Lepori, Università della Svizzera italiana

Discussant: Marek Kwiek, University of Poznan



This study examines the relationship between academic seniority in rank and research productivity using a cross-national dataset covering 1,180 higher education organisations from 13 countries for 2011-2020. Our results, estimated using fixed-effect OLS models, show that organisational research productivity increases as the share of senior-level academic personnel rises. The increase in senior-level academic personnel also positively affects the impact of scientific publications.


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