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Quality matters: the expulsion of professors and the consequences for PhD student outcomes in Nazi Germany

Waldinger, Fabian (2010) Quality matters: the expulsion of professors and the consequences for PhD student outcomes in Nazi Germany. Journal of Political Economy, 118 (4). pp. 787-831. ISSN 0022-3808

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Identification Number: 10.1086/655976

Abstract

I investigate the effect of faculty quality on PhD student outcomes. To address the endogeneity of faculty quality I use exogenous variation provided by the expulsion of mathematics professors in Nazi Germany. Faculty quality is a very important determinant of short- and long-run PhD student outcomes. A one-standard-deviation increase in faculty quality increases the probability of publishing the dissertation in a top journal by 13 percentage points, the probability of becoming a full professor by 10 percentage points, the probability of having positive lifetime citations by 16 percentage points, and the number of lifetime citations by 6.3.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/jpe/current
Additional Information: © 2010 University of Chicago
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 14:53
Last Modified: 20 May 2020 02:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68325

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