Does The John Bates Clark Medal Boost Subsequent Productivity And Citation Success? (2013)

Despite the social importance of awards, they have been largelydisregarded 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.

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Chan Ho Fai, Frey Bruno S., Gallus Jana, Torgler Benno