It’s not WHAT you know…

Interesting conversation on econ Twitter:

Florian Ederer (@florianederer) Tweeted:
«My Econometrica paper on peer effects was rejected at all the other 4 top 5 journals.

We knew we had a good paper (and I guess the citations since then back that up), but we only got it published after I spent an hour-long conversation with the editor at that time …»

Santi Sanchez-Pages (@sanpages) Tweeted:
«We all need to pause a bit and rethink. We are a star-crazed profession who wants to believe in meritocracy often too hard. We would overwhelmingly like to move to another equilibrium. But we are collectively responsible for the perpetuation of the current one. (6/6)»

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