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Type Working Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Does the John Bates Clark Medal boost subsequent productivity and citation success?
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  • Ho Fai Chan
  • Bruno Frey
  • Jana Gallus
  • Benno Torgler
  • English
Institution University of Zurich
Series Name Working paper series / Department of Economics
Number 111
ISSN 1664-7041
Number of Pages 43
Date 2013
Abstract Text 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 nonrecipient scholars with similar previous research performance. We find evidence of positive incentive and status effects that raise both productivity and citation levels.
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Keywords Awards, incentives, research, John Bates Clark Medal, synthetic control method, Ehrung, Forschung, Bibliometrie, Forschung