Do the Best Scholars and Economists Attract the Highest Speaking Fees?
AbstractExternal prominence (measured by the number of pages indexed on search engines or TED talk invitations) can be capitalized on the speakers' market while research performance (measured by publication and citation indicators) cannot. There is thus a clear distinction between the capitalization of external and internal prominence. Success through authorship of books is also positively correlated with speaking fees, however once we control for external prominence the statistical significance disappears. We find that academics profit from having been awarded a major book prize.
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Academic Performance; Scholarly Importance; Market for Economists; Social Importance of Economists; External and Internal Influence; Book Prizes; TED Talks;
Other versions of this item:
- Ho Fai Chan & Bruno S. Frey & Jana Gallus & Markus Schaffner & Benno Torgler & Stephen Whyte, 2013. "Do the Best Scholars and Economists Attract the Highest Speaking Fees?," QuBE Working Papers 021, QUT Business School.
- A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
- A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
- Z18 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Public Policy
- Z19 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Other
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