Academic research resources and academic quality: a cross-country analysis

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Does devoting more academic research resources promote academic quality? This study aims to examine the influence of higher education R&D expenditure (HERD) on academic quality measured by the relative citation impact (RCI). Both the ordered Probit and panel data models are employed to implement the empirical estimation, the cross-country evidence suggests that an increase in academic R&D is positively related to academic quality. The further analyses on different academic disciplines show the HERD is more relevant to science publications. This finding is robust for various specifications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-123
Number of pages15
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2014


  • Academic quality
  • Ordered probit model
  • Relative citation impact


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