Campus Units

Economics

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

9-15-2015

Journal or Book Title

PLOS ONE

Volume

10

Issue

9

Editors

Luís A. Nunes Amaral

First Page or Article ID Number

e0138176

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.

Comments

This article is from PLOS ONE; 2015 10(9); e0138176. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138176. Posted with permission.

Rights

This is an open access article distributed under the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Copyright Owner

Rosenbloom et al

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf