Research by Dr Roula Inglesi-Lotz attracted the interest of the University World News

Posted on August 15, 2012

University World News
       In their paper, published in the Scientometrics journal and titled “The Influence of Scientific Research Output of Academics on Economic Growth in South Africa: An autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) application”, they argue that South Africa’s academic research output – published articles measured against the rest of the world – could be considered a factor influencing the country’s economic growth as measured by gross domestic product (GDP). The existence of such a relationship could be a powerful instrument in the hands of the South African science and technology community in its quest to raise scarce resources.


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