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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

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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.

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Seminar organisers: Philip Barteska and Alix Bonargent

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