Are you too young for the Nobel Prize?
AbstractAlthough age is not supposed to be a criterion for the award of the Nobel Prize, it is commonly believed that it does play a role. Indeed, econometric evidence in this paper also suggests such a role. However, the paper finds that, if there is a preference for older Nobel candidates, this is introduced during the nomination process. The paper actually finds that the Nobel Committee does not favor older nominees and that, if anything, it seems to partially offset the age premium introduced by the nominators.
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Volume (Year): 40 (2011)
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Nobel Prize; Nobel laureates; Age Discrimination;
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