How Economics Shapes Science by Paula Stephan
Publisher: Harvard University Press | 2012 | ISBN: 0674049713 | 384 pages | PDF | 1,55 MB
The beauty of science may be pure and eternal, but the practice of science costs money. And scientists, being human, respond to incentives and costs, in money and glory. Choosing a research topic, deciding what papers to write and where to publish them, sticking with a familiar area or going into something new—the payoff may be tenure or a job at a highly ranked university or a prestigious award or a bump in salary. The risk may be not getting any of that.