The Effects of Research & Development Funding On Scientific Productivity: Academic Chemistry, 1990-2009NBER Working Paper No. 20595 (2014)
AbstractThis article examines the relationship between Research & Development (R&D) funding and the production of knowledge by academic chemists. Using articles published, either raw counts or adjusted for quality, we find a strong, positive causal effect of funding on knowledge production. This effect is similar across subsets of universities, suggesting a relatively efficient allocation of R&D funds. Finally, we document a rapid acceleration in the rate at which chemical knowledge was produced in the late 1990s and early 2000s relative to the financial and human resources devoted to its production.
Publication DateOctober, 2014
Citation InformationJoshua L. Rosenbloom, Donna K. Ginther, Ted Juhl and Joseph Heppert. "The Effects of Research & Development Funding On Scientific Productivity: Academic Chemistry, 1990-2009" NBER Working Paper No. 20595 (2014)
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