In pursuit of impeccable veracity
AbstractI study the institution of avoiding hiring one’s own Ph.D. graduates for assistant professorships. I argue that this institution is necessary to create better incentives for researchers to incorporate new information in studies, facilitating the convergence to asymptotic learning of the studied fundamentals.
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Volume (Year): 114 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Academic inbreeding; Moral hazard; Knowledge; Information dissemination;
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- A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
- D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search, Learning, and Information
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
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