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RePEc plagiarism accused offenders: Carlos Pestana Barros
Name: Carlos Pestana Barros
Affiliation at time of decision: Technical University of Lisbon
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Carlos Pestana Barros & Guglielmo Maria Caporale, and Margarida Abreu, 2008. "Productivity Drivers in European Banking: Country Effects, Legal Tradition and Market Dynamics," Economics and Finance Discussion Papers, Brunel University, 08-03.
Valentin Zelenyuk & Vitaliy Zheka, 2006.
"Corporate Governance and Firm’s Efficiency: The Case of a Transitional Country, Ukraine,"
Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 25(1), pages 143-157. (local copy)
The methodology section of Barros-Caporale-Abreu (2008) is heavily inspired and in large parts copied from Zelenyuk-Zheka (2006) without acknowledgement.
Response of accused offenders
Carlos Pestana Barros has answered saying "we will take the paper out from the web".
In a separate email, he states:
I am the sole author that works with DEA, so I suggest
that you apply the statement to me alone. This is fair. See a statement a
made for the same issue in Energy Economics named apology in 2000.
(link, local copy)
Further statement of Carlos Pestana Barros.
___ Notification of offender superiors
___ Notification of editor published plagiarising work
YES Request of removal of plagiarising work
YES Notification of afflicted author(s)
___ Notification of afflicted editor
NO Banning of author from RePEc Author Service
YES Publication on RePEc plagiarism page
From the direction of the the school:
- We will not allow him to keep lecturing in our Economics PhD programme;
- No further papers authored by him will be made public in the working
papers section of our site;
- We recommended him to be suspended for 2 years from UECE, the research
center in which he has been active (UECE is a research unit integrated in
- He will not receive the pecuniary prizes that he was to receive for his
journal publications over the last two years.