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Sidharth Moktan

Sidharth Moktan is a Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD), University of Chicago. He completed his B.A. in Mathematical Economics from Colorado College in 2015. Sidharth’s research interests include topics in the field of labor economics, and the study of incentives and innovation.

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Publishing and Promotion in Economics: The Tyranny of the Top Five

Paper Working Paper Series | | Oct 2018

This paper examines the relationship between placement of publications in Top Five (T5) journals and receipt of tenure in academic economics departments.

The Tyranny of the Top Five Journals

Article | Oct 2, 2018

Getting published in a top five economics journal is a near-requirement for tenure. But it’s a poor measure of research quality within a system that punishes creativity.

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James Heckman in The Economist

News Oct 6, 2018

Nobel laureate James Heckman, Sidharth Moktan and their INET-funded research on economics journals is featured in The Economist.

James Heckman in The Chronicle of Higher Education

News Oct 1, 2018

Nobel laureate James Heckman, Sidharth Moktan and their INET-funded research on economics journals is featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education.