Do Research Assessment Exercises Raise the Returns to Publication Quality? Evidence from the New Zealand Market for Academic Economists
This study examines the quantity and quantity of journal outputs by New Zealand researchers in light of the Performance Based Research Fund exercise. In particular, it examines the impact which these exercised have had on the research outputs of academic economists in New Zealand.
Data were collected on the rank and publication records of New Zealand academic economists prior to the introduction of the PBRF, and after the second assessment, in order to chart how the introduction of the fund may have shaped returns to research quality in the case of economics.