CInSt research seminar Arithmetics of Research Specialization": Sergey Popov (HSE University, Cardiff Business School)
We model the use of research specialization in hiring as a signal of ability. We demonstrate that rewarding for specialization can make an average non-specializing candidate on average better than an average specializing candidate, and vice versa. Specialization works as a good ability signal only when both good and bad candidates are very likely to churn out good projects. However, a "tenure-track’’ contract helps rationalize the penalty for no specialization.
Time: 18:10-19:30 (GMT+3).
Location: Online in Zoom
Working language: English.
The link to join Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/7488279147
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