SI 2023 Science of Science Funding

Paula Stephan and Reinhilde Veugelers, Organizers

July 20-21, 2023

University Room BC

Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA and

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, July 20
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Welcome, Paula Stephan and Reinhilde Veugelers, Organizers
Adam Falk, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
9:15 am
Session I: Preferences of Researchers
Kyle R. Myers, Harvard University and NBER
Wei Yang Tham, Harvard University

Risk, Money, Time, and Research Grant Design (slides)
Discussant: Henry Sauermann, European School of Management and Technology
Inna Smirnova, University of Michigan
Daniel Romero, University of Michigan
Misha Teplitskiy, University of Michigan

The Bias-Reducing Effect of Voluntary Anonymization in Scientific Evaluations (slides)
Discussant: John P. Walsh, Georgia Institute of Technology
10:30 am
10:45 am
Session II: Productivity of Science
Maximilian Mähr, University of Mannheim
Jens Oehlen, Stockholm University

Leveling the Playing Field: Knowledge Production in the Digital Age
Discussant: Megan MacGarvie, Boston University and NBER
Ran Zhuo, University of Michigan

Exploit or Explore? An Empirical Study of Resource Allocation in Scientific Labs (slides)
Discussant: Ryan R. Hill, Northwestern University
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Panel on “Decoupling/Derisking US-China Relations: Implications for Science”
Panel Members: Philippe Aghion (College de France), Richard Freeman (Harvard and NBER), Mary Lovely (PIIE), Xueling Yan, Sichuan University
2:15 pm
Session III: Science in Industry
Timothy Simcoe, Boston University and NBER
Filippo Mezzanotti, Northwestern University and NBER

Research and/or Development? Financial Frictions and Innovation Investment
Discussant: Ashish Arora, Duke University and NBER
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Session IV: Science Funding Programs
Martina Iori, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
Andrea Mina, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa
Pietro Santoleri, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

R&D Grants and the Novelty of Innovation
Corinna Ghirelli, Banco de España
Enkelejda Havari, IESEG School of Management
Elena C. Meroni, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Stefano Verzillo, European Commission, Joint Research Centre

The Long-Term Causal Effects of Winning an ERC Grant
Pedro Adami Oliboni, University of Oxford
Jerome Adda, Bocconi University
Marco Ottaviani, Bocconi University

The Impact of Research Grants on Publications and Patents Across Disciplines
3:19 pm
Academic Discussant: Otto Toivanen, Aalto University
Funders Discussants: European Research Council representative (TBC); Research Council of Norway representative (TBC); Jon Lorsch, National Institutes of Health
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
Group Dinner at Bambara (across the street from the Royal Sonesta)
Friday, July 21
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Session VI: Novelty
Wesley H. Greenblatt, Boston Children's Hospital
Pierre Azoulay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Suman K. Maity, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Roger Levy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Does Grant Peer Review Penalize Scientific Risk Taking? Evidence from the NIH
Discussant: Dashun Wang, Northwestern University
Sam Arts, KU Leuven
Nicola Melluso, KU Leuven
Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven

Tracing the Endless Scientific Frontier in Publication Text (slides)
Discussant: Dietmar Harhoff, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
10:15 am
10:30 am
Panel Discussion on New Tools for SSF Research
Dietmar Harhoff (MPI) Chair
Andrea Bonaccorsi (Pisa), James Evans (University of Chicago), Matt Marx (Cornell University and NBER), Dashun Wang (Northwestern University)
11:30 am
Wrapping up
12:00 pm