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Higher education expansion and the rise of China in economics research

Piracha, Matloob, Tani, Massimiliano, Zimmermann, Klaus F., Zhang, Yu (2022) Higher education expansion and the rise of China in economics research. China Economic Review, 74 . Article Number 101813. ISSN 1043-951X. (doi:10.1016/j.chieco.2022.101813) (KAR id:95066)


China has seen a massive higher education expansion, which the literature has dated to the 1999-2008 period with quantitative and qualitative outcomes. However, the consequences for the publication success of Chinese authors worldwide are not well studied. We review the respective Chinese higher education policies and document the dramatic rise in publication success, with a focus on the field of Economics. A substantial set of regressions and robustness checks confirm the understanding that the higher education expansion has indeed let to a substantial worldwide rise in scientific publications in refereed economics journals fueled by the general incentives of the reform, through research collaborations and other quality improving factors.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.chieco.2022.101813
Uncontrolled keywords: Education, University reforms, Economic research, Publications, Citations, China
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Matloob Piracha
Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 08:23 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2022 14:15 UTC
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