郑世林副研究员：The effect of tenure-track policy on academic pubication in China's university 华南经济论坛第275期
题目：The effect of tenure-track policy on academic pubication in China's university
摘要：The efficacy of tenure-track has been questioned as increasing practical attempts to expand or revoke it around the world. Leveraging the tenure-track reform of Chinese universities as a quasi-experiment, this paper studies the effect of tenure-track on academic output. Using a unique dataset of 728 teachers hired in economics schools of 985/211 Project universities from 1984–2018, we find a 59 percent increase of publications in target journals after the reform. The gain is enduring and mainly from middle-level journals. Teachers on tenure-track are more focused on relative high-quality research and are more active in seeking cooperation, especially with foreign scholars. The positive effect is persisting both at the individual level and school level. A series of tests are conducted to mitigate the concern of endogeneity.