On the joint production of research and training

Inés Macho-Stadler, António Freitas

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Universities and research institutions have the responsibility to produce science and to provide training to new generations of researchers. In this paper, we propose a model to analyze the determinants of a senior scientist's decisions about allocating time between these tasks. The results of this decision depend upon the characteristics of the research project, the senior scientist's concern for training and the expected innate ability of the junior scientist involved. We analyze the role that a regulator can play in defining both the value of scientific projects and the future population of independent scientists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-94
Number of pages24
JournalPortuguese Economic Journal
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2014


  • Junior scientist's mentoring
  • Research and training
  • Time allocation


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