We examine the survival of young scientists in academe. The propensity to leave follows an inverse u-shape. Publishing increases and patenting decreases the chance of survival. Scientists with strong preferences for business are less likely to stay in academe.

Balsmeier, Benjamin und Maikel Pellens (2014), Who makes, who breaks: Which scientists stay in academe?, Economics Letters 122, 229-232. Download


Balsmeier, Benjamin
Pellens, Maikel


Academic careers, scientists, scientific productivity, survival analysis