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Does The John Bates Clark Medal Boost Subsequent Productivity And Citation Success?

  • Ho Fai Chan
  • Bruno S. Frey
  • Jana Gallus
  • Benno Torgler

Despite the social importance of awards, they have been largely disregarded by academic research in economics. This paper investigates whether a specific, yet important, award in economics, the John Bates Clark Medal, raises recipients? subsequent research activity and status compared to a synthetic control group of non-recipient scholars with similar previous research performance. We find evidence of positive incentive and status effects that raise both productivity and citation levels.

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