How Economics Shapes Science

How Economics Shapes Science

by Paula Stephan
     
 

At a time when science is seen as an engine of economic growth, Paula Stephan brings a keen understanding of the cost-benefit calculations made by individuals and institutions as they compete for resources and reputation in scientific fields. She highlights especially the growing gap between the biomedical sciences and physics/engineering.See more details below

Overview

At a time when science is seen as an engine of economic growth, Paula Stephan brings a keen understanding of the cost-benefit calculations made by individuals and institutions as they compete for resources and reputation in scientific fields. She highlights especially the growing gap between the biomedical sciences and physics/engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674049710
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/09/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables ix

Preface xi

List of Abbreviations xiii

1 What Does Economics Have to Do with Science? 1

2 Puzzles and Priority 16

3 Money 35

4 The Production of Research: People and Patterns of Collaboration 61

5 The Production of Research: Equipment and Materials 82

6 Funding for Research 111

7 The Market for Scientists and Engineers 151

8 The Foreign Born 183

9 The Relationship of Science to Economic Growth 203

10 Can We Do Better? 228

Appendix 243

Notes 247

References 307

Acknowledgments 349

Index 353

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