Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/53062
Authors: 
Heap, Shaun Hargreaves
Parikh, Ashok
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2002/71
Abstract: 
The thought that the academy might function like a ‘market place for ideas’ has been influential in the economics of science and is increasingly so in the philosophy of science/economic methodology literature. This paper contributes to this literature by examining one respect in which the academy may or may not resemble a market for ideas: it provides an empirical study of the diffusion of ideas within the academic community. In particular, it is concerned with the following questions: i) Is the pattern of diffusion in the academic community similar to that found in industry studies on the diffusion of new techniques of production? ii) Is the rate of diffusion faster in the academy or in industry? iii) Has the pattern of diffusion in the academy changed over time? – econometrics ; experimental techniques ; economics of science
JEL: 
B23
C30
C90
D80
I20
O30
ISBN: 
9291902675
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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