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Is Academia Biased Against Stars?

David Card and Stefano DellaVigna recently came out with a working paper which says yes. The (abbreviated) abstract: We study editorial decision-making using anonymized submission data for four leading economics journals… We match papers to the publication records of authors at the time of submission and to subsequent Google Scholar citations…. Empirically, we find that referee recommendations are strong predictors of citations, and that editors follow the recommendations…

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