NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
loading...

Science of Science Funding

Authors Please upload your paper and slides here. Discussants Please upload your slides here.

Paula Stephan and Reinhilde Veugelers, Organizers

July 18-19, 2019

Skyline Rooms A and B

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, July 18
Coffee and Pastries
8:45 am
Introduction and Welcome
Paula Stephan, Georgia State University and NBER
Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven
9:00 am
SESSION I: ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF SCIENCE FUNDING
Chair: Adam B. Jaffe, Brandeis University and NBER
A. Relationship of funding to Patents:
Lee Fleming, University of California at Berkeley
Hillary Greene, University of Connecticut
Matt Marx, Boston University
Dennis Yao, Harvard University
Government-funded Research Increasingly Fuels Innovation
Discussant: Neil Thompson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B. Relationship of funding to Publishing:
Reza Sattari, The Ohio State University
Bruce A. Weinberg, Ohio State University and NBER
The Marginal Scientific Product of Investments in Science
Discussant: Pierre Azoulay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
10:45 am
Break
11:00 am
C. Impact on Policy Making
Danil Mikhailov, Wellcome Trust
Chonnettia Jones, Wellcome Trust
Data Science Methods to Assess the Influence of Scientific Research on Policy (slides)
Jonas Hjort, Columbia University and NBER
Diana B. Moreira, University of California at Davis
Gautam Rao, Harvard University and NBER
Juan Franc. Santini, Innovations for Poverty Action
Do Research Findings Influence Policy? Experimental Evidence from 2,145 Brazilian Municipalities
Discussants: Kei Koizumi, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Daniel Goroff, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
12:15 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm
SESSION II: RISK TAKING IN SCIENCE FUNDING
Chair, Chiara Franzoni, Politecnico di Milano
A. Insights from the literature and from a small scale survey, Chiara Franzoni
B. Examples of Funders approaches for increasing risk taking:
• NIH Approaches to Support High Impact High Risk Research; Nicole Garbarini (NIH)
• Pew Foundation, Kara Coleman (Pew Charitable Trust)
• Scialog, Dr. Richard Wiener (Research Corporation)
• ERC, Theodore Papazoglou
C. Assessing risk in selection bias and treatment effect
Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven
Jian Wang, KU Leuven
Paula Stephan, Georgia State University and NBER
Do Funding Agencies Select and Enable Risky Research? (slides)
Discussant: Karim Lakhani, Harvard University
D. Open discussion
2:30 pm
Break
2:45 pm
SESSION III LINKING SCIENCE/PUBLICATIONS TO TECHNOLOGY/PATENTS
Chair: Benjamin Jones, Northwestern University and NBER
Data-methodology session: what is currently the state of the art on how to link science and technology? Best practices? Pitfalls? How to move forward?
• Introduction/overview by the Chair:
• Examples of current practices
Felix Pöge, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Dietmar Harhoff, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Fabian Gaessler, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Stefano Baruffaldi, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
Science Quality and the Value of Inventions
Martin Watzinger, University of Munich
Monika Schnitzer, University of Munich
Standing on the Shoulders of Science
Discussants: Bhaven N. Sampat, Columbia University and NBER
Andrew Toole, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
4:15 pm
SESSION IV: SSF-FUNDED SMALL PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
Chair: Kaye Husbands Fealing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Emilio Raiteri, TU Eindhoven
The Prevalence of NIH-Funded Research in Commercial Products
Discussants: Anna Calcagno, National Institutes of Health
Danielle Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Other project presentations:
• Adam B. Jaffe, Brandeis University and NBER; Bev Holmes, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
• Charles Ayoubi, EPFL; Fabiana Visentin, Maastricht University, UNU-MERIT; Michele Pezzoni, Université Nice; Sandra Barbosu, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
• Chiara Franzoni, Politecnico di Milano; Henry Sauermann, European School of Management and Technology
• Valentina Tartari , Copenhagen Business School; Henrik Barslund Fosse, Novo Nordisk Foundation; Rikke Nording Christensen, Novo Nordisk Foundation
5:15 pm
Adjourn
7:00 pm
Dinner at Bambara Restaurant (across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)
Friday, July 19
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
SESSION V: ORGANIZING SCIENCE FUNDING
Chair: Megan MacGarvie, Boston University and NBER
Matthias B. Wilhelm, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Truly Legendary Freedom: Funding, Incentives, and the Productivity of Scientists (slides)
Marco Ottaviani, Bocconi University
Resource Allocation across Fields: Proportionality, Demand Relativity, and Benchmarking (slides)
Discussants: Timothy Simcoe, Boston University and NBER
Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven
10:30 am
Break
10:45 am
SESSION VI: SPECIAL TOPIC: GENDER BIASES IN SCIENCE FUNDING EVALUATION
Chair: Henry Sauermann, European School of Management and Technology
Julian Kolev, SMU Cox School of Business
Yuly Fuentes-Medel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Fiona Murray, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Is Blinded Review Enough? How Gendered Outcomes Arise Even Under Anonymous Evaluation
Discussants: Donna K. Ginther, University of Kansas and NBER
Zach Charat, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
12:00 pm
SESSION VII: MOVING THE SSF AGENDA FORWARD
Chairs: Paula Stephan, Georgia State University and NBER and Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven
Views from funders; views from academics
12:30 pm
Adjourn
 
Publications
Activities
Meetings
NBER Videos
Themes
Data
People
About

National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email: info@nber.org

Contact Us