Myra Mohnen will give a seminar at CIRCLE to present her paper “Stars and Brokers: Knowledge Spillovers among Medical Scientists”
Myra Mohnen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Essex. Her research interests are in the field of Labour Economics, Innovation and Applied Microeconomics.
Date: 30th of November 2017, Thursday: 14.00-15.00
Place: Sölvegatan, 16, MNO-huset, CIRCLE seminar room M213
Abstract: I propose a new network measure, brokerage degree, to assess the extent to which a scientist provides access to non-redundant information. It is defined as the fraction of a coauthor’s collaborators that a given scientist can only access through the co-author himself. Using the co-authorship network of medical scientists, I estimate the heterogeneity in the impact of the unexpected death of a star scientist on his coauthors’ productivity. Depending on brokerage degree, the effects on annual publications range from +16% to -34%. The decline in productivity is shown to be consistent with an increase in the cost of accessing knowledge.
Practical: The seminar is held in CIRCLE Seminar Room, it is open for everyone and there is no need to register. In case you don’t have the access card for our building, please let us know (or simply ring us on the entrance doorbell).
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