Econometric fellows and Nobel Laureates in economics

Chan, Ho Fai & Torgler, Benno (2012) Econometric fellows and Nobel Laureates in economics. Economics Bulletin, 32(4), pp. 3365-3377.

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An academic award is method by which peers offer recognition of intellectual efforts. In this paper we take a purely descriptive look at the relationship between becoming a Fellow of the Econometric Society and receiving the Nobel Prize in economics. We discover some interesting aspects: of all 69 Nobel Prize Laureates between 1969 and 2011, only 9 of them were not also Fellows. Moreover, the proportion of future novel winners among the Fellows has been quite high throughout time and a large share of researchers who became Fellows between the 1930s and 1950s became Nobel Laureates at a later stage. On average, researchers became Fellows relatively early in their career (14.9 years after their PhD) and those who were subsequently made Nobel Laureates became Fellows earlier than other researchers. Interestingly, Harvard and MIT have been the dominant PhD granting institutions to generate Fellows and Nobel Laureates in the past.

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ID Code: 56416
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1545-2921
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The author.
Copyright Statement: Open access
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Deposited On: 15 Jan 2013 01:09
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