(How) Do research and administrative duties affect university professors’ teaching?
García-Gallego , A., Georgantzís, N., Martín-Montaner , J. and Pérez-Amaral, T. (2015) (How) Do research and administrative duties affect university professors’ teaching? Applied Economics, 47 (45). pp. 4868-4883. ISSN 1466-4283
To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1037438
We analyze the interaction between university professors’ teaching quality and their research and administrative activities. Our sample is a high-quality individual panel data set from a medium size public Spanish university that allows us to avoid several types of biases frequently encountered in the literature. Although researchers teach roughly 20% more than non-researchers, their teaching quality is also 20% higher. Instructors with no research are 5 times more likely than the rest to be among the worst teachers. Over much of the relevant range, we find a nonlinear and positive relationship between research output and teaching quantity on teaching quality. Our conclusions may be useful for decision makers in universities and governments.