Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/77563
Authors: 
Chan, Ho Fai
Frey, Bruno S.
Gallus, Jana
Torgler, Benno
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Zurich 111
Abstract: 
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 nonrecipient scholars with similar previous research performance. We find evidence of positive incentive and status effects that raise both productivity and citation levels.
Subjects: 
awards
incentives
research
John Bates Clark Medal
synthetic control method
JEL: 
A13
C23
M52
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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