Winning Math’s Fields Medal

How Does Winning Math’s Fields Medal Affect Productivity?
by Shankar Vedantam
August 18, 2014
http://www.npr.org/2014/08/18/341283394/how-does-winning-fields-medal-effect-mathematicians-productivity

An analysis by two economists finds that winners of the medal, the most significant prize in mathematics, become significantly less productive in their chosen field of study after they win the prize.

Productivity: defined by number of publications
learning curve

related:
http://www.npr.org/2014/08/13/340153353/after-78-years-a-first-math-prize-celebrates-work-of-a-woman

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