In pursuit for impeccable veracity
AbstractI study the institution of avoiding to hire one’s school own PhD 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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Date of creation: 18 Aug 2011
Date of revision: 31 Oct 2011
academic inbreeding; moral hazard; knowledge; information dissemination;
Other versions of this item:
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
- D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search, Learning, and Information
- D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
- A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
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