Advancing the Science of Science Funding Workshop

Paula Stephan and Reinhilde Veugelers, Organizers

July 19-20, 2018

Skyline Room

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

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, July 19
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Welcome & Update:
Paula Stephan, Georgia State University and NBER
Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven
Adam Falk, President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
9:15 am
Panel I: Methodologies for Science of Science Funding: the Role of Field Experiments
Opening Chair: Scott Stern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Closing Chair: Neil Thompson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Introduction by Karim Lakhani, Harvard University and NBER
Danny Goroff, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Adam B. Jaffe, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and NBER
10:45 am
11:00 am
Panel II: Understanding the Organization of Science Funding: Dynamic Panel Selection
Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven
Misha Teplitskiy, University of Michigan
Eva C. Guinan, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karim Lakhani, Harvard University

Social Influence in Science Funding Evaluation Panels: Field Experimental Evidence from Biomedicine
Alfredo Di Tillio, Bocconi University
Marco Ottaviani, Bocconi University
Peter Norman Sørensen, University of Copenhagen

Strategic Sample Selection
Danielle Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Kei Koizumi, American Association for the Advancement of Science
12:30 pm
1:15 pm
Panel III: Understanding the Impact of Science Funding
Chair: Megan MacGarvie, Boston University and NBER
Marc J. Lerchenmueller, University of Mannheim

Does More Money Lead to More Innovation? Evidence from the Life Sciences
Charles Ayoubi, Laboratory for Innovation Sciences at Harvard
Michele Pezzoni, Université Côte d'Azur
Fabiana Visentin , Maastricht University

The Important Thing is Not to Win, it is to Take Part: What if Scientists Benefit From Participating in Research Grant Competitions?
Jacques Mairesse, CREST-ENSAE and NBER
Michele Pezzoni, Université Côte d'Azur
Paula Stephan, Georgia State University and NBER
Julia Lane, New York University

Examining the Returns to Investment in Science: A case Study
Pierre Azoulay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Jon Lorsch, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Daniel Sui, National Science Foundation
3:00 pm
Panel IV: New Topics for Science of Science Funding: Crowdfunding for Science
Chair: Iain Cockburn, Boston University and NBER
Henry Sauermann, European School of Management and Technology
Chiara Franzoni, Politecnico di Milano
Kourosh Shafi, University of Florida

Crowdfunding Scientific Research
Ágnes Horvát, Northwestern University
Cindy Wu,
Jacquelyn Gill, University of Maine
4:30 pm
Panel V: Philanthropic and Government Funders Suggestions for the Science Funding Research Agenda
Chari: Daniel Goroff, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Views from philanthropic and federal funders on future directions (approaches and topics)
Chonnettia Jones, Wellcome Trust
Kei Koizumi, AAAS
Bodo Stern, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Marc Malandro, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
5:30 pm
7:00 pm
Dinner at Bambara (across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)
Friday, July 20
8:15 am
Coffee and Pastries
8:45 am
Building a Data Infrastructure for Science of Science Funding
Chair, Benjamin Jones, Northwestern University and NBER
∙ Lisa D. Cook, Michigan State University and NBER (TBC) and Shulamit Kahn, Boston University
  Experiences using NSF data
∙ Elizabeth Watkins, University of California, San Francisco
  Coalition for Next Generation Life Sciences Data
∙ Ufuk Akcigit, University of Chicago and NBER
  Linking Inventors from U.S. Patents to Federal Censuses
10:45 am
11:00 am
Under-researched Topics
Chair: Kaye Husbands Fealing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Marie Thursby, Georgia Institute of Technology
Brad Wible, Senior Editor, Science
11:45 am
Moving Forward: Discussion on how to design the future meetings and how to use the small projects fund ($70.000)
Chairs: Paula Stephan, Georgia State University and NBER and Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven
12:15 pm