Penn Study Examines How Social Ties Influence Awards Given by Peers or Critics

Paul Allison and fellow collaborators, Gino Cattani, of New York University, and Simone Ferriani, of the University of Bologna, have published a study titled “Insiders, Outsiders, and the Struggle for Consecration in Cultural Fields: A Core-Periphery Perspective” according to a Penn News article. Their research focuses on how winning awards to gain recognition and success is dependent on who you know as much as who is judging.