Does the John Bates Clark Medal Boost Subsequent Productivity and Citation Success?
44 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2013
Date Written: October 16, 2013
Despite the social importance of awards, they have been largely disregarded by academic research in economics. This paper investigates whether a specific, yet important, award in economics, the John Bates Clark Medal, raises recipients’ subsequent research activity and status compared to a synthetic control group of non-recipient scholars with similar previous research performance. We find evidence of positive incentive and status effects that raise both productivity and citation levels.
Keywords: awards, incentives, research, John Bates Clark Medal, synthetic control method
JEL Classification: A130, C230, M520
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