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October 2007How Does the Government (Want to) Fund Science? Politics, Lobbying and Academic Earmarks
with John M. de Figueiredo: w13459
This paper examines academic earmarks and their role in the funding of university research. It provides a summary and review of the evidence on the supply of earmarks by legislators. It then discusses the role of university lobbying for earmarks on the demand side. Finally, the paper examines the impact of earmarks on research quantity and quality.
 
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