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I offer insight into the principles by which the salaries of Italian Renaissance professors were determined. There is a longstanding fascination with the fact that some professors during the Renaissance had extremely high salaries. It has been suggested that at the top of the salary scale were the superstars, professors who could attract many students and raise the prestige of the university. Through an analysis of data on the salaries of professors at Padua in 1422–1423, I argue that much of the differences in salaries can be explained in terms of the stage of career of professors. Those professors who have taught the longest tend to be paid the most. Hence, there is little evidence for the superstar thesis.

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renaissance man’: Is innovation getting harder? . The Review of Economic Studies 2009 76 1 283 – 317 10.1111/j.1467-937X.2008.00531.x . Kleinberg , J. M . Authoritative sources in a hyperlinked environment

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2007 ; Yalpani and Heydari 2006 ), the recognition situation seem to get promising, given the recency of the country's scientific renaissance. Furthermore, Iranian scientists were revealed to select a poor publication strategy, i.e., a low

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. Garfield , E 1970 Calling attention to Chauncey D. Leake—Renaissance scholar extraordinaire . Current Contents 16 : 5 – 6 . Garfield , E 1970 What is a

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favored genre is not included in analysis. Additionally, the impact of “Renaissance Scholars”, who write across all genres, may also be missed in certain single-genre analyses. LC class was used to code the references into discipline. This system

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-312, http://www.norc.uchicago.edu/issues/docdata.htm . Jones , B. F. 2009 Burden of knowledge and the death of the renaissance man: Is innovation getting harder? . Review of

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.100416 . Jones , BF 2008 The burden of knowledge and the ‘death of the Renaissance man’: Is innovation getting harder? . Review of Economic Studies 76 1 283 – 317 10.1111/j.1467-937X.2008.00531.x

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