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Pushing Up Ivies: Institutional Prestige and the Academic Caste System

@inproceedings{Oprisko2013PushingUI,
  title={Pushing Up Ivies: Institutional Prestige and the Academic Caste System},
  author={Robert L. Oprisko and Kirstie Lynn Dobbs and Joseph DiGrazia},
  year={2013}
}
This research explores the effects of faculty hiring and Ph.D. alma mater. We show that the Ivy League enjoys a significant benefit in placing candidates because of their inclusion in that prestigious group. By creating a metric that looks at the Institutional Ranking Difference (IRD), we also show that Ph.D. programs do not benefit by hiring academics from premier institutions. Not only do they not enjoy a benefit to rank, they also do not benefit in placing candidates in the job market. 
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