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Money isn’t everything: Linking college choice to winning prizes and professorships

Applied Economics Letters. 2011. Vol. 18. No. 11. P. 1091-1098.
Nye J. V., Moul C. C.

The authors expand upon the literature that considers how characteristics of undergraduate schools affect non-income outcomes by considering Nobel Prize winners and full professors at Top 25 universities. The authors introduce National Merit Scholars as a percentage of 1960-61 class as a time-appropriate measure of student quality, and show how this measure largely matches up with prior expectations and observed outcomes. The authors conclude with discussion of the convex relation between National Merit Scholars and these professional outcomes.