Ripples in the River of KnowledgeListen now (17 min) | Measuring the flow of science from upstream to downstream
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More Science Leads to More InnovationListen now (19 min) | It's not the only thing, but it's a thing
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What I've Been Up To
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Free Knowledge and InnovationListen now (10 min) | Sometimes obvious ideas work. If you want to encourage more innovation, give people better access to knowledge. Let's start in th…
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Adjacent Knowledge is UsefulListen now (12 min) | Innovation is hard because you have to step into the unknown and it’s never certain what you’ll find there. Most of the time, not…
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Proximity: More Important for Meeting than Collaborating?Listen now | Innovation disproportionately happens in cities. What is it about packing people together that makes them so innovative? Last week we look…
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+ Something new on remote work
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Cities as a Platform to Mix Up KnowledgeListen now (7 min) | Innovation disproportionately happens in cities. Carlino, Chatterjee, and Hunt (2007) find, all else equal, that doubling the numb…
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How a field fixes itself: the applied turn in economicsListen now (30 min) | Getting an academic field to change its ways is hard. Independent scientists can’t just go rogue - they need research funding, th…
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How useful are learning curves, really?Listen now (23 min) | In economic models of “learning-by-doing,” technological progress is an incidental outcome of production: the more a firm or work…
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On Collaborating with an AI, Writing, and InnovationListen now | Heads up: this week’s post is a bit different, in that it’s not built primarily from academic papers. We’ll be back to the normal format i…
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How bad is publish-or-perish for the quality of science?Listen now (17 min) | How did we end up in a situation where so many scientific papers do not replicate? Replication isn’t the only thing that counts i…
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