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The Effects of Research & Development Funding on Scientific Productivity: Academic Chemistry, 1990-2009
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  • Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Iowa State University
  • Donna K. Ginther, University of Kansas
  • Ted Juhl, University of Kansas
  • Joseph A. Heppert, University of Kansas
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
9-15-2015
Editors
LuĂ­s A. Nunes Amaral
DOI
10.1371/journal.pone.0138176
Abstract
This 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.
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This article is from PLOS ONE; 2015 10(9); e0138176. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138176. Posted with permission.

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Rosenbloom et al
Language
en
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Citation Information
Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Donna K. Ginther, Ted Juhl and Joseph A. Heppert. "The Effects of Research & Development Funding on Scientific Productivity: Academic Chemistry, 1990-2009" PLOS ONE Vol. 10 Iss. 9 (2015) p. e0138176
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/joshua_rosenbloom/43/