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"Hall of Fame" Voting: The Econometric Society

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  • Daniel S. Hamermesh
  • Peter Schmidt

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We examine the determinants of election as Fellow of the Econometric Society, an example of voting within a group to confer honor on some members and perhaps achieve additional status for the entire group. Using data from annual elections from 1990-2000, we find that objective measures of quality help determine elections, as do attestations of quality by previous honorees. What one might view as ascriptive characteristics, such as candidates' subspecialty or institutional affiliation/location, also affect their electoral success.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 8435.

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Date of creation: Aug 2001
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Publication status: published as "The Determinants of Econometric Society Fellows Elections" Hamermesh, Daniel S.; Schmidt, Peter; Econometrica, January 2003, v. 71, iss. 1, pp. 399-407
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  1. Findlay, David W & Reid, Clifford E, 1997. "Voting Behavior, Discrimination and the National Baseball Hall of Fame," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 35(3), pages 562-78, July.
  2. Sharon M. Oster & Daniel S. Hamermesh, 1998. "Aging And Productivity Among Economists," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 80(1), pages 154-156, February.
  3. Basu, Kaushik, 1989. "A Theory of Association: Social Status, Prices and Markets," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 41(4), pages 653-71, October.
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