Academic honors and performance

Chan, Ho Fai, Frey, Bruno S., Gallus, Jana, & Torgler, Benno (2014) Academic honors and performance. Labour Economics, 31, pp. 188-204.

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Abstract

Despite the social importance of awards, they have been largely disregarded by academic research in economics. This paper investigates whether receiving prestigious academic awards—the John Bates Clark Medal and the Fellowship of the Econometric Society—is associated with higher subsequent research productivity and status compared to a synthetic control group of non-recipient scholars with similar previous research performance. Our results suggest statistically significant positive publication and citation differences after award receipt.

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ID Code: 78927
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Awards, Incentives, Research, Academic medals, Synthetic control
DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2014.05.005
ISSN: 0927-5371
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2014 23:39
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 09:01

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