Credit History: The Changing Nature of Scientific Credit
Chapter in NBER book The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy (2015), Adam Jaffe and Benjamin Jones, editors (p. 107 - 131)
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We thank Susan Scotchmer, Ben Jones and participants at the NBER Changing Frontier conference for helpful comments. Responsibility for all views expressed lies with the authors. The latest version of this paper is available at research.joshuagans.com.
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During the course of this research I worked at Microsoft Research. Microsoft has a broad interest in intellectual property matters but this paper was independent of any work done for them.
Funding from the Sloan Foundation is acknowledged.