What Explains Differences in Finance Research Productivity during the Pandemic?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Based on a survey of American Finance Association 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 on 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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barber, BM; Jiang, W; Morse, A; Puri, M; Tookes, H; Werner, IM

Published Date

  • August 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 76 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1655 - 1697

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-6261

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1082

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/jofi.13028

Citation Source

  • Scopus