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Programme Laboratoires d’Excellence : vers une restructuration radicale du réseau de collaborations

Abstract : Financing of academic research clusters is a policy tool that increasingly complements or substitutes for individual grants. In this paper we evaluate such a program, the financing of the Laboratoires d’Excellence (LabEx) in France, comparing the funded proposals to those that were rejected and focusing on projects that received similar grades. We show that (i) the main effect is a complete restructuring of the network of collaborations and in particular an increase in papers co-authored by at least one other member of the cluster (ii) a small but positive effect on productivity (iii) those who benefit most from the funding and increase more their internal links are those not working precisely on the project themes (iv) the program does not promote excellence but rather tends to reduce inequalities in publication levels within the funded clusters.
Mots-clés : Labex évaluation
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Nicolas Carayol, Emeric Henry. Programme Laboratoires d’Excellence : vers une restructuration radicale du réseau de collaborations. LIEPP Policy Brief, Laboratoire interdisciplinaire d’évaluation des politiques publiques (LIEPP, Sciences Po), 2020, ⟨10.25647/liepp.pb.47⟩. ⟨hal-03391856⟩



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