The Social Origins of Inventors
NBER Working Paper No. 24110
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This project owes a lot to early discussions with Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel and John Van Reenen when we were embarking on two parallel projects, them on US inventors and us on Finnish inventors. We also benefitted from very helpful comments and suggestions from our discussants at the NBER Summer Institute and at the AEA meetings, namely Pierre Azoulay, Chad Jones, and Heidi Williams respectively, and also from seminar participants at the University of Chicago, the Kaufman Foundation, the Paris School of Economics, the London School of Economics, the IOG group at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, the Institute of Fiscal Studies, HECER, the University of Maastricht, Copenhagen Business School, EIEF and College de France. Akcigit gratefully acknowledges the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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I also thank Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation for financial support.
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I thankfully acknowledge financial support from the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation.