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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Reverse Matthew Effect: Catastrophe and Consequence in Scientific Teams

Ginger Zhe Jin, Benjamin Jones, Susan Feng Lu, Brian Uzzi

NBER Working Paper No. 19489
Issued in October 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Alex Entz, Yiyan Liu, Huan Meng, and Ari Bellin for excellent research assistance and thank the University of Maryland, the Kellogg School of Management, the Northwestern University Institute on Complex Systems (NICO); the Army Research Laboratory under cooperative Agreement Number W911NF-09-2-0053 and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency grant BAA-11-64, Social Media in Strategic Communication for financial support. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the Army Research Laboratory, the U.S. government, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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