Replication data for: The Role of Connections in Academic Promotions

Manuel Bagues & Natalia Zinovyeva
This paper analyzes how evaluators' private information and subjective biases affect evaluations in academia. We use evidence from centralized selection exams in Spain, where evaluators are randomly assigned to promotion committees. Candidates are significantly more likely to be promoted when they are evaluated by an acquainted evaluator, but the source of the premium depends on the nature of this relationship. Our findings suggest that, when candidates are evaluated by their PhD adviser, a colleague or...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.