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Temporary Colocation and Collaborative Discovery: Who Confers at Conferences

Sen Chai, Richard B. Freeman

NBER Working Paper No. 25993
Issued in June 2019

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We would like to thank the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s Beckman Library for the travel grant to access the Gordon Research Conferences’ attendance data and the Research Program on the Economics of Knowledge Contribution and Distribution, funded by the Sloan Foundation, for supporting this work. We are appreciative of the comments we received from Sujin Jang, Matthew Lee, Anoop Menon, Matthew Marx, Anca Metiu, Valery Yakubovich, Anil Doshi, and Luciana Silvestri, participants of the REER 2013 conference and the 2014 HBS TOM Alumni Workshop. We are also grateful to Marissa Suchyta and Sifan Zhou for their research assistance. All errors remain our own. 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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