Research: Are We Valuing the Right Stuff?

The incentives researchers face depend directly upon what we as a profession value. The impacts of research can be either disciplinary by adding to economic knowledge or real world by being useful to economic agents. Various measures of research impact such as publications, citations, and external funding are discussed, and the strengths and weaknesses of each measure are evaluated. Because of the difficulty of accurately measuring research impact, we must depend on internal incentives to motivate researchers to select topics with the most potential impact.


Issue Date:
2009-04
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/50079
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Volume 34, Number 1
Page range:
1-10
Total Pages:
10




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