SI 2021 Science of Science Funding

Paula Stephan and Reinhilde Veugelers, Organizers

July 22, 2021


Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, July 22
9:30 am
Welcome, Paula Stephan and Reinhilde Veugelers

Adam Falk, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
9:45 am
Session 1: Teams
Yang Yang, Northwestern University
Teresa Woodruff, Northwestern University
Yuan Tian, New York University
Benjamin Jones, Northwestern University and NBER
Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University

Mixed-Gender Teams Produce More Innovative and Influential Scientific Ideas
Benjamin Davies, Stanford University
Jason Gush, Royal Society of New Zealand
Shaun C. Hendy, University of Auckland
Adam B. Jaffe, Brandeis University and NBER

Research Funding and Collaboration (slides)
Rikke Nørding Christensen, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Wesley M. Cohen, Duke University and NBER
Fiona Murray, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
10:45 am
Session 2: Direction of research
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
David Y. Yang, Harvard University and NBER
Jie Zhou, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Political Pressure and the Direction of Research: Evidence from China’s Academia
Anita Rao, University of Chicago

Industry-Funded Research and Bias in Food Science
Chiara Franzoni, Politecnico di Milano
Henry Sauermann, European School of Management and Technology
Diletta Di Marco, Politecnico di Milano

When Citizens Judge Science: Evaluations of Social Impact and Support for Research
Ashish Arora, Duke University and NBER
Richard B. Freeman, Harvard University and NBER
Ina Ganguli, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Chonnettia Jones, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
12:15 pm
12:30 pm
Ways to Fund Scientists
Chair: Paula Stephan, Georgia State University and NBER
Panel members:
Erica Fuchs, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Katalin Karikó, Senior Vice President RNA Protein Replacement Therapies, BioNTech
Bhaven N. Sampat, Columbia University and NBER
Manuel Trajtenberg, Tel Aviv University and NBER
1:30 pm
1:40 pm
Session 3: The Publishing Game
Joshua L. Krieger, Harvard University
Kyle R. Myers, Harvard University
Ariel Dora Stern, Harvard University

Editors are Gatekeepers of Science, but Individual Editors Don’t Matter Much
Carolyn Stein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Brad Wible, Science Magazine
2:10 pm
Session 4: Science of Science Funding (SSF) Supported Research
Caroline Fry, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jeffrey L. Furman, Boston University and NBER

When Do Migrants Build Global Networks? Evidence from Female Scientists in a South South Fellowship Program
Angelino Viceisza, Spelman College and NBER
3:00 pm
Announcements of other initiatives of relevance for SSF Community
Reinhilde Veugelers
3:15 pm
Concluding comments
Paula Stephan and Reinhilde Veugelers
3:30 pm