What Explains Differences in Finance Research Productivity During the Pandemic?
Charles A. Dice Center Working Paper No. 2020-31
78 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2020 Last revised: 7 Apr 2021
Date Written: April 6, 2021
Based on a survey of AFA members, we analyze how demographics, time allocation, production mechanisms, and institutional factors affect research production during the pandemic. Consistent with the literature, research productivity falls more for women and faculty with young children. Independently, and novel, extra time spent teaching (much more likely for women) negatively affects research productivity. Also novel, concerns about feedback, isolation, and health have large negative research effects, which disproportionately affect junior faculty and PhD students. Finally, faculty who express greater concerns about employers’ finances report larger negative research effects and more concerns about feedback, isolation, and health.
Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, academic finance profession, research productivity, gender, family structure, tenure
JEL Classification: A22, A23, G0, I23, J13, J16, J22, J24, J44
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