Science as a Public Good: Public Use and Funding of Science

Yian Yin, Yuxiao Dong, Kuansan Wang, Dashun Wang & Benjamin Jones in this NBER paper Knowledge of how science is consumed in public domains is essential for a deeper understanding of the role of science in human society. While science is heavily supported by public funding, common depictions suggest that scientific research remains an isolated or ‘ivory tower’ activity, with […]

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