Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

New Article by CIPR Post-Doc Bertucci Published in PS

October 28th, 2015

Abstract: Graduate students and young scholars with a passion for making a difference in the real world through research are often advised to put those dreams to rest until after tenure. This contributes to the enduring frustration on both sides of the “theory–policy gap” but it is sound advice—as of right now tenure decisions tend not to take into account publications appearing in policy outlets. However, the job market—and some of the most important mechanisms used for making promotion decisions in academia—suggest good strategic reasons for trying to have your research influence policy as early in your career as possible.

You can access the journal here.