Tempest-tossed data show conferences’ impact

Times Higher Education (THE)  has published an article on recent research conducted by School of Economics lecturer, Dr Fernanda Lopez de Leon and Dr Ben McQuillin of the University of East Anglia.

The research paper, titled “The role of conferences on the pathway to academic impact: evidence from a natural experiment”, October 2014, provides evidence for the role of conferences in generating visibility for academic work, using a ‘natural experiment’: the last-minute cancellation – due to ‘Hurricane Isaac’ – of the 2012 American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting. The paper was presented at the annual conference of the Royal Economic Society, which took place at the University of Manchester from 30 March to 1 April.

To read the article in THE , click here.

The Kent discussion paper (1408) can be viewed here.