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Measuring the Economic Value of Research

Measuring the Economic Value of Research
The Case of Food Safety

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Kaye Husbands Fealing, Julia Lane, John L. King, Stanley R. Johnson, Lee-Ann Jaykus, Laurian Unnevehr, Nathan Goldschlag, Bruce Weinberg, Nikolas Zolas, Evgeny Klochikhin, Reza Sattari, Chia-Hsuan Yang, Matthew Ross, Akina Ikudo, Jason Owen Smith, Yeong Jae Kim
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  • Date Published: December 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316612415

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About the Authors
  • The scientific advances that underpin economic growth and human health would not be possible without research investments. Yet demonstrating the impact of research programs is a challenge, especially in areas that span disciplines, industrial sectors, and encompass both public and private sector activity. All areas of research are under pressure to demonstrate benefits from federal funding of research. This exciting and innovative study demonstrates new methods and tools to trace the impact of federal research funding on the structure of research, and the subsequent economic activities of funded researchers. The case study is food safety research, which is critical to avoiding outbreaks of disease. The authors make use of an extraordinary new data infrastructure and apply new techniques in text analysis. Focusing on the impact of US federal food safety research, this book develops vital data-intensive methodologies that have a real world application to many other scientific fields.

    • Offers a new way of using data to measure the effectiveness of publicly-funded scientific research, focusing on food safety research
    • Shows traceable, quantifiable impacts of research spending on firms and individuals, especially early-career scientists
    • Transforms the discussion of research impacts and contributes to an evidence-based 'science of science policy'
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    Advance praise: 'This book is the first to bring the 'Science of Science Policy' to bear on the important subject of food safety research. The authors develop and describe novel data resources and apply innovative approaches to glean insight into the roles of people in the complex pathways linking bench scientists to food consumers. The book sets the scene and provides a foundation for further work both to apply the same approaches to other contexts and to extend the analysis to quantify further the economic value of food safety research.' Julian M. Alston, University of California, Davis and and co-author of Persistence Pays: U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth and the Benefits from Public R&D Spending

    Advance praise: 'This book exploits new data tools to understand better the effects of public spending on research and development. The authors make creative use of research grant awards, employment records, and bibliometrics to trace the pathways through which food safety research affects the formation of knowledge networks and labor force skills necessary to improve the safety of our food supply.' Keith Fuglie, Agricultural economist

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316612415
    • length: 204 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 42 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and motivation Kaye Husbands Fealing, Julia Lane, John L. King and Stanley R. Johnson
    2. The current context Kaye Husbands Fealing, Lee-Ann Jaykus, and Laurian Unnevehr
    3. The conceptual and empirical framework Nathan Goldschlag, Julia Lane, Bruce Weinberg and Nikolas Zolas
    4. Identifying food safety related research Evgeny Klochikhin and Julia Lane
    5. The structure of research funding Reza Sattari, Julia Lane and Chia-Hsuan Yang
    6. The food safety research workforce and economic outcomes Matthew Ross, Akina Ikudo and Julia Lane
    7. New insights into food safety research teams Reza Sattari, Julia Lane and Jason Owen Smith
    8. Assessing the effects of food safety research on early career outcomes John L. King, Stanley R. Johnson, and Matthew Ross
    9. Describing patent activity Yeong Jae Kim, Evgeny Klochikhin and Kaye Husbands Fealing
    10. Describing scientific outcomes Evgeny Klochikhin and Kaye Husbands Fealing
    11. Conclusion Kaye Husbands Fealing, Stanley Johnson, John L. King, and Julia Lane

  • Editors

    Kaye Husbands Fealing, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Kaye Husbands Fealing is Chair of the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She was inaugural Director of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Science of Science and Innovation Policy program; study director at the National Academy of Sciences; and an Executive Board member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

    Julia I. Lane, New York University
    Julia I. Lane is a Professor at the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, at the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress, and a NYU Provostial Fellow for Innovation Analytics. Julia has published over 70 articles in leading economics journals, and authored or edited ten books. She is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, the International Statistical Institute and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    John L. King, University of California, Davis
    John L. King is an economist and researcher in innovation and science policy. During a fifteen-year career at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service and Office of the Chief Scientist, his research has examined intellectual property, industry structure, and research impacts, both in the food and agriculture sector and more broadly.

    Stanley R. Johnson, University of Nevada, Reno
    Stanley R. Johnson is a Distinguished Professor of Economics-Emeritus at Iowa State University and Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno. He also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy, Washington, DC.


    Kaye Husbands Fealing, Julia Lane, John L. King, Stanley R. Johnson, Lee-Ann Jaykus, Laurian Unnevehr, Nathan Goldschlag, Bruce Weinberg, Nikolas Zolas, Evgeny Klochikhin, Reza Sattari, Chia-Hsuan Yang, Matthew Ross, Akina Ikudo, Jason Owen Smith, Yeong Jae Kim

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