Social Ties and Favoritism in Chinese Science
Fisman, R., Shi, J., Wang, Y., & Xu, R. (2018). Social Ties and Favoritism in Chinese Science. Journal of Political Economy, 126(3), 1134-1171.
We study favoritism via hometown ties, a common source of favor exchange in China, in fellow selection of the Chinese Academies of Sciences and Engineering. Hometown ties to fellow selection committee members increase candidates’ election probability by 39 percent, coming entirely from the selection stage involving an in-person meeting. Elected hometown-connected candidates are half as likely to have a high-impact publication as elected fellows without connections. CAS/CAE membership increases the probability of university leadership appointments and is associated with a US$9.5 million increase in annual funding for fellows’ institutions, indicating that hometown favoritism has potentially large effects on resource allocation.
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