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Nicholas A. Bloom is a Professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University and a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. His research focuses on measuring and explaining management practices and their consequences across a wide range of firms and countries. He has been an NBER affiliate since 2006.


Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at the Harvard Business School. His research focuses on venture capital, private equity, and the determinants of innovation and productivity growth. He has been an NBER affiliate since 1999.

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This figure is a line graph titled, Inflation in Food product Groups, 2006 to 2015. The y-axis is labeled, Food price index normalized to 1 in quarter 4 2006. It ranges from 1 to 1.09, increasing in increments of 0.01 The x-axis is time and ranges from 2006 quarter 4 to 2015 quarter 4, increasing in increments of one year. There are two lines on the graph: traditional index and hedonic index. From 2006 quarter 4 to 2008 quarter 4. Both lines are nearly identical before diverging. They follow the same trajec
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This figure is a vertical bar titled, Citations of Papers with and without China-born Authors. The y-axis represents a numeral value for Citescore and number of citations, ranging from 0 to 20, increasing in increments of 5.  On the x-axis, there are two labels: CiteScore and 3-year Citations. Each label has 2 corresponding bars: 2018 US-addressed papers with China-born coauthors (on the left) and 2018 US-addressed papers without China-born coauthors (on the right). These bars are placed side by side. For
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Since 2000, large numbers of Chinese citizens have spent time in the United States as students or researchers. In the 2018–19 academic year, slightly more...
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