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The Role of Conferences on the Pathway to Academic Impact : Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Lopez de Leon, F. and McQuillin, B. (2016) The Role of Conferences on the Pathway to Academic Impact : Evidence from a Natural Experiment. Working paper. SSRN (Unpublished) (KAR id:64216)

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Abstract

We provide evidence for the effectiveness of conferences in promoting academic impact, by exploiting the cancellation -- due to `Hurricane Isaac' -- of the 2012 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. We assembled a dataset of approximately 31,000 articles and quantified conference effects using difference-in-differences regressions. Within two years of being presented at the conference, articles receive an additional 15-17 downloads, and their likelihood of being cited increases by five percentage points. These advantages are permanent. We decompose these effects by authorship and provide an account of the underlying mechanisms.

Item Type: Monograph (Working paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 09:29 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64216 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Lopez de Leon, F.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0808-1151
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