NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Role of Search in University Productivity: Inside, Outside, and Interdisciplinary Dimensions

James D. Adams, J. Roger Clemmons

NBER Working Paper No. 15489
Issued in November 2009

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation generously supported this research. We thank Nancy Bayers and Henry Small of Thomson-Reuters Scientific for advice on the data, the editors for their patience, W. Edward Steinmueller for helpful remarks on interdisciplinary research, and Paula E. Stephan and two referees for comments. Any remaining errors are our responsibility. This paper was presented at a conference on “The Economics and Policy of Academic Research,” held at the Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino, Italy, on July 14-15, 2008; and at the Communia 2009 Conference, also held in Torino on June 28-30, 2009. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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