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STICERD Work in Progress Seminars

Lone Stars or Constellations? The Impact of Performance Pay in Academia on Matching Assortativeness

Erina Ytsma (STICERD, LSE)

Friday 04 July 2014 13:00 - 14:00

This event will take place online.

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About this event

In this paper I test for positive productivity spillovers in academia by studying the impact of the introduction of performance related pay in German academia on matching assortativeness. In particular, I exploit the fact that the introduction of performance pay increases the returns to matching assortatively on productivity if there are productivity spillovers. I show that higher ranked departments are able to hire better academics after the reform, and present evidence that this is driven by positive spillover effects.


This event will take place online.