nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2024‒03‒25
three papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström, Axventure AB

  1. When and Where To Submit A Paper By Daniel Luo
  2. Claudia Goldin: the economics of women and the labour market By Barbara Petrongolo
  3. Toward Open Science in Marketing Research By Deer, Lachlan; Adler, Susanne Jana; Datta, Hannes; Mizik, Natalie; Sarstedt, Marko

  1. By: Daniel Luo
    Abstract: What is the optimal order in which a researcher should submit their papers to journals of differing quality? I analyze a sequential search model without recall where the researcher's expected value from journal submission depends on the history of past submissions. Acceptances immediately terminate the search process and deliver some payoff, while rejections carry information about the paper's quality, affecting the researcher's belief in acceptance probability over future journals. When journal feedback does not change the paper's quality, the researcher's optimal strategy is monotone in their acceptance payoff. Submission costs distort the researcher's effective acceptance payoff, but maintain monotone optimality. If journals give feedback which can affect the paper's quality, such as through \textit{referee reports}, the search order can change drastically depending on the agent's prior belief about their paper's quality. However, I identify a set of \textit{assortative matched} conditions on feedback such that monotone strategies remain optimal whenever the agent's prior is sufficiently optimistic.
    Date: 2024–01
  2. By: Barbara Petrongolo
    Abstract: The study of gender was far from mainstream in economics when Claudia Goldin began her research on women and work in the 1980s. Barbara Petrongolo discusses the impact of the 2023 economics Nobel laureate in shaping today's research frontier on gender inequalities - from public policy to the stereotypes and social norms that have such a powerful influence on women's participation in the labour market.
    Keywords: gender, equality, public policy, labour markets
    Date: 2024–02–20
  3. By: Deer, Lachlan (Tilburg University); Adler, Susanne Jana (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich); Datta, Hannes; Mizik, Natalie; Sarstedt, Marko (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
    Abstract: We make the case for a cultural shift towards open science in academic marketing research to address growing concerns about research complexity and challenges surrounding replicability and reproducibility. We discuss how open science can increase the scientific rigor and credibility of research across diverse paradigms and practices within the field. We also provide guidance on implementing open science in empirical research for authors, journals, and institutions, highlighting the benefits and costs of adapting existing practices to the field’s subdisciplines. Implementing open science practices requires concerted and collaborative efforts among authors, journals, and institutions to integrate its principles into their specific practices and policies.
    Date: 2024–02–21

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