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  • 1 Universidad de Belgrano, Escuela de Economía y Negocios, M. T. de Alvear 1560 (1060) Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2 Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Avenida Córdoba 2122 (1120) Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Abstract

This paper examines the influence of economic, linguistic, and political factors in the scientific productivity of countries across selected scientific disciplines. Using a negative binomial regression model, I show that the effect of these determinants is contingent upon the scientific field under analysis. The only variable that exerts a positive and significant effect across all disciplines is the size of the economy. The linguistic variable only has a positive influence in the social sciences as well as in medicine and agricultural sciences. In addition, it is also demonstrated that the degree of political authoritarianism has a negative and statistically significant effect in some of the selected fields.

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