The relationship between academic seniority and scientific production at the organisational level

RISIS Research Seminar

March 13 2024 @ 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Presenter: Pedro Pineda, University of Bath

Özgür Kadir Özer, Middle East Technical University

Benedetto Lepori, Università della Svizzera italiana

Discussant: Marek Kwiek, University of Poznan


This study examines the relationship between academic seniority in rank and research productivity using a cross-national dataset covering 1,180 higher education organisations from 13 countries for 2011-2020. Our results, estimated using fixed-effect OLS models, show that organisational research productivity increases as the share of senior-level academic personnel rises. The increase in senior-level academic personnel also positively affects the impact of scientific publications.