Does Productivity Decline after Promotion? The Case of French Academia

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Mareva Sabatier

Université de Savoie - UFR ATE Annecy, filière Sciences Economiques

Date Written: December 2012

Abstract

The present research examined the effect of promotion decisions on ex‐post productivity in French academia. As, once promotion decisions are known, most external incentives vanish for promoted candidates, their productivity was expected to decrease. This hypothesis was tested by using an original dataset and matching methods to evaluate the impact of promotion on publication scores. The robustness of the matching estimates was tested using sensitivity analysis. The results clearly show that the removal of extrinsic incentives following promotion does not lead to a fall in productivity in French academia.

JEL Classification: M51, J24, J45

Suggested Citation

Sabatier, Mareva, Does Productivity Decline after Promotion? The Case of French Academia (December 2012). Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 74, Issue 6, pp. 886-902, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2167580 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0084.2011.00681.x

Mareva Sabatier (Contact Author)

Université de Savoie - UFR ATE Annecy, filière Sciences Economiques ( email )

27 Rue Marcoz
Chambéry, 73011
France

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