‘See you soon?!’ Mobility, competition and free-riding in decentralized higher education financing

Geissler, M., & König, J. Highly skilled human capital is usually also highly mobile. Concerns regarding interregional migration revolve aroundsuboptimal publicfinancing of higher education rooted in free-riding behaviour if budget responsibilities aredecentralized. This investigation sets out to answer whether cross-state mobility of students in general and individualtaste variation in the preference for‘home’and‘university’states in particular justify„‘See you soon?!’ Mobility, competition and free-riding in decentralized higher education financing“ weiterlesen

A supervised machine learning approach to trace doctorate recipients’ employment trajectories

Heinisch, D. P., Koenig, J., & Otto, A. Only scarce information is available on doctorate recipients’ career outcomes (BuWiN, 2013). With the current information base, graduate students cannot make an informed decision on whether to start a doctorate or not (Benderly, 2018; Blank et al., 2017). However, administrative labor market data, which could provide the„A supervised machine learning approach to trace doctorate recipients’ employment trajectories“ weiterlesen

Interrelated funding streams in a multi-funder university system: Evidence from the German Exzellenzinitiative

Buenstorf, G., & Koenig, J. Using the Zukunftskonzepte funding line of the German Exzellenzinitiative as our empirical setting and employing a difference-in-differences approach, we study interrelations in the competitive funding of research projects. Our results indicate that enhanced inequality introduced through the Exzellenzinitiative was partially offset by changes in the allocation of resources from other„Interrelated funding streams in a multi-funder university system: Evidence from the German Exzellenzinitiative“ weiterlesen

Reporting errors and biases in published empirical findings: Evidence from innovation research

Bruns, S. B., Asanov, I., Bode, R., Dunger, M., Funk, C., Hassan, S. M., … & Buenstorf, G. Errors and biases in published results compromise the reliability of empirical research, posing threats to the cumulative research process and to evidence-based decision making. We provide evidence on reporting errors and biases in innovation research. We find„Reporting errors and biases in published empirical findings: Evidence from innovation research“ weiterlesen

Replication and robustness analysis of ‘energy and economic growth in the USA: A multivariate approach’

Bruns, S. B., König, J., & Stern, D. I. We replicate Stern (1993), who argues and empirically demonstrates that it is necessary (i) to use quality-adjusted energy use and (ii) to include capital and labor as control variables in order to find Granger causality from energy use to GDP. Though we could not access the„Replication and robustness analysis of ‘energy and economic growth in the USA: A multivariate approach’“ weiterlesen

Regional effects of university funding: Excellence at the cost of regional disparity?

We investigate regional repercussions of the recent shift toward focusing academic excellence in German science policy. We find that the regional concentration of merit-based public research funding has increased since the late 1990s. However, it is challenging to identify the characteristics of winning and losing regions. There is some evidence indicative of advantages for regions„Regional effects of university funding: Excellence at the cost of regional disparity?“ weiterlesen