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Awards in Economics - Towards a New Field of Inquiry

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  • Bruno S. Frey
  • Susanne Neckermann

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Awards play a large role in the economics profession, which is documented by the large variety and number of awards. However, little scientific attention has been devoted to them. This paper documents the prevalence of awards in the economics profession and analyzes the number and type of awards received by the 1,200 leading economists included in Who?s Who in Economics. First steps towards integrating awards into economic theory are undertaken.

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  • Bruno S. Frey & Susanne Neckermann, 2008. "Awards in Economics - Towards a New Field of Inquiry," CREMA Working Paper Series 2008-33, Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts (CREMA).
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    awards; non-monetary incentives; economics of economics;
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    • D01 - Microeconomics - - General - - - Microeconomic Behavior: Underlying Principles

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