School of Economics

Workshop: New Findings on Scientific Productivity

Venue: University of Kent

Date: 27 June 2018

University of Kent Canterbury CampusThe School of Economics at University of Kent would like to invite you to participate in this workshop to be held on 27 June 2018. The workshop is open to all academics, research students, and others in the fields of HE, science and research policy

Presentations will cover the issues of:

  • Incentives and research behaviour
  • Impacts of academic conferences in scientific productivity
  • Gender and collaboration
  • Evolution of research disciplines: ageing, replicability and peer review

Conference organiser: Fermanda Leite Lopez de Leon (Kent) (


Wednesday 27 June 2018

Download a pdf of the programme and abstracts here.

Time Topic Presenter
12.00-13.00 LUNCH in Darwin College Conference Suite
13.00-13.05 Introduction
Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon
(University of Kent)


Session: Incentives and Research Behaviour
13.05-13.45 The Research Money Can’t Buy: The Impact of Funding on Scientists’ Research Behavior
Keyvan Vakili
(London Business School)

Publish or Perish? Incentives and Careers in Academia

Gianni De Fraja
(University of Nottingham)




Session: Facilitating Collaborations


The Role of Conferences on the Pathway to Academic Impact: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Ben McQuillin
(University of East Anglia)
15.20-16.00 Gender and Collaboration Lorenzo Ductor
(Middlesex University)
16.00-16.10 Patterns of collaboration in the UK
Alex Hulkes
(Economic and Social Research Council)
16.10-16.25 BREAK


Session: Evolution of Research Disciplines
16.25-17.05 The Greying of Science
Patrick Gaule
(University of Bath)

Navel-gazing is not enough: Why do economists shy away from scientifically testing peer review?

Zacharias Maniadis
(University of Southampton)
17.45-17.55 Closing remarks
Philippe De Wilde
(University of Kent)

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