"China's Great Leap Forward in Science and Engineering". In Global Mobility of Research Scientists: The Economics of Who Goes Where and Why ; Forthcoming..
Why and Wherefore of Increased Scientific Collaboration. In The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy University of Chicago Press for NBER ; 2015.Abstract.
This paper examines international and domestic collaborations using data from an original survey of corresponding authors and Web of Science data of articles that had at least one US coauthor in the fields of Particle and Field Physics, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology. The data allow us to investigate the connections among coauthors and the views of corresponding authors about the collaboration. We have four main findings. First, we find that US collaborations have increased across US cities as well as across international borders, with the nature of collaborations across cities resembling that across countries. Second, face-to-face meetings are important in collaborations: most collaborators first met working in the same institution and communicate often through meetings with coauthors from distant locations. Third, the main reason for most collaborations is to combine the specialized knowledge and skills of coauthors, but there are substantial differences in the mode of collaborations between small lab-based science and big science, where international collaborations are more prevalent. Fourth, for biotech, we find that citations to international papers are higher compared to papers with domestic collaborators only, but not for the other two fields. Moreover, in all three fields, papers with the same number of coauthors had lower citations if they were international collaborations. Overall, our findings suggest that all collaborations are best viewed from a framework of collaborations across space broadly, rather than in terms of international as opposed to domestic collaborative activity.
A Labor Market with Chinese Characteristics. In The Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Economy Princeton : Routledge ; 2014.Abstract
Prior to its economic reforms, China did not have an operating labor market. The government assigned workers to firms rather than allowing them to choose their own place of work and used hukou residency policies to keep rural people from migrating to cities. Firms hired workers that government labor bureaus assigned to them regardless of economic need and paid the workers according to a national wage grid from a payroll budget set by the government. As China reformed its urban economy from the 1980s through the 2000s, the government relaxed its control of workers and firms and gave greater leeway to supply and demand to set employment, wages, and working conditions. This essay tells how China moved from state determination of labor outcomes to a genuine labor market and how the new labor market with Chinese characteristics has operated. It examines three big labor problems that face China on its path of continued economic growth: labor-management conflict; absorbing millions of university graduates into fruitful jobs; and bringing rural persons and informal sector workers fully into the modern economy.
What Happened to Shared Prosperity and Full Employment and How to Get Them Back: A Seussian Perspective. In Reconnecting to Work -- Policies to Mitigate Long-Term Unemployment and Its Consequences WE Upjohn; 2012.
Does Inequality Increase Economic Output. In Controversies About Inequality Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press; 2010..
What Does Global Expansion of Higher Education Mean for the US?. In US Universities in a Global Market University of Chicago Press for NBER; 2010..
Helping Workers Online and Offline: Innovations in Union and Worker Organization Using the Internet. In Studies in Labor Market Intermediation University of Chicago Press; 2009. Publisher's Version.
Labor Regulations, Unions, and Social Protection in Developing Countries: Market Distortion or Efficient Institutions. In Handbook of Development Economics North Holland: Ellsevier, BV; 2009..
What If Congress Doubled R&D Spending on the Physical Sciences?. In Innovation Policy and the Economy Volume 9 University of Chicago Press, Journals Division; 2009..
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