Benjamin F. Jones

Northwestern University

Professor

2001 Sheridan Road

Evanston, IL 60208

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Research Associate

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

27

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Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Do Leaders Matter? National Leadership and Growth Since World War Ii

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 13 Apr 2004
Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken
Northwestern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
Downloads 2,387 (8,480)
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leaders, leadership, growth

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Early-Career Setback and Future Career Impact

Number of pages: 62 Posted: 09 Apr 2019
Yang Wang, Benjamin F. Jones and Dashun Wang
Northwestern University - Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems (NICO), Northwestern University and Northwestern University - Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems (NICO)
Downloads 488 (82,697)
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Science of science, scientific careers, causal inference, science funding, failure

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Age and High-Growth Entrepreneurship

NBER Working Paper No. w24489
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 12 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2022
Pierre Azoulay, Benjamin F. Jones, J. Daniel Kim and Javier Miranda
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Northwestern University, The Wharton School and US Census Bureau — Economy-Wide Statistics Division
Downloads 386 (108,823)
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Innovation, human capital, teamwork, age at first innovation, specialization, growth

The Burden of Knowledge and the 'Death of the Renaissance Man': Is Innovation Getting Harder?

NBER Working Paper No. w11360
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 23 Jun 2005 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2022
Benjamin F. Jones
Downloads 75 (436,579)
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Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w23928
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 16 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2022
Philippe Aghion, Benjamin F. Jones and Charles I. Jones
College de France and London School of Economics and Political Science, Fellow, Northwestern University and Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Age and Great Invention

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Oct 2004
Benjamin F. Jones
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Innovation, age of achievement, Nobel Prize, life-cycle productivity, educational attainment, semi-parametric maximum likelihood estimation

Age and Great Invention

NBER Working Paper No. w11359
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 23 Jun 2005 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2022
Benjamin F. Jones
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University Innovation and the Professor's Privilege

Number of pages: 63 Posted: 26 Feb 2016
Hans K. Hvide and Benjamin F. Jones
University of Bergen - Department of Economics and Northwestern University
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entrepreneurship, commercialization, innovation, professor's privilege, TTO

University Innovation and the Professor's Privilege

NBER Working Paper No. w22057
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 07 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2022
Hans K. Hvide and Benjamin F. Jones
University of Bergen - Department of Economics and Northwestern University
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University Innovation and the Professor's Privilege

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP11139
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 18 Apr 2016
Hans K. Hvide and Benjamin F. Jones
University of Bergen - Department of Economics and Northwestern University
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Adaptability and the Pivot Penalty in Science

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 15 Jul 2021
Ryan Hill, Yian Yin, Carolyn Stein, Dashun Wang and Benjamin F. Jones
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University - Center for Science of Science and Innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Northwestern University - Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems (NICO) and Northwestern University
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Age and Scientific Genius

NBER Working Paper No. w19866
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2022
Benjamin F. Jones, E. J. Reedy and Bruce A. Weinberg
Northwestern University, University of Chicago - Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Quantifying Policy Responses to a Global Emergency: Insights from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 25 Jun 2020
Jian Gao, Yian Yin, Benjamin F. Jones and Dashun Wang
Northwestern University - Center for Science of Science and Innovation, Northwestern University - Center for Science of Science and Innovation, Northwestern University and Northwestern University - Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems (NICO)
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public policy; global emergency; COVID-19; science of science; computational social science

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What Do We Learn from the Weather? The New Climate-Economy Literature

NBER Working Paper No. w19578
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 25 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 01 Jul 2022
Melissa Dell, Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Climate Change and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half Century

NBER Working Paper No. w14132
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 30 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2022
Melissa Dell, Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Hit or Miss? The Effect of Assassinations on Institutions and War

NBER Working Paper No. w13102
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2022
Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken
Northwestern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Hit or Miss? The Effect of Assassinations on Institutions and War

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6298
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 May 2008
Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken
Northwestern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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assassinations, institutions, war

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The Retraction Penalty: Evidence from the Web of Science

Simon School Working Paper No. FR 13-30
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Dec 2013
Susan F. Lu, Ginger Zhe Jin, Brian Uzzi and Benjamin F. Jones
Purdue University - Krannert School of Management, University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University
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retraction, self-reporting

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The Anatomy of Start-Stop Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w11528
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 16 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2022
Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken
Northwestern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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Science as a Public Good: Public Use and Funding of Science

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 05 May 2021
Yian Yin, Yuxiao Dong, Kuansan Wang, Dashun Wang and Benjamin F. Jones
Northwestern University - Center for Science of Science and Innovation, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Microsoft Research, Northwestern University - Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems (NICO) and Northwestern University
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Science of science, science funding, public good, public use

Science as a Public Good: Public Use and Funding of Science

NBER Working Paper No. w28748
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 03 May 2021 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2022
Yian Yin, Yuxiao Dong, Kuansan Wang, Dashun Wang and Benjamin F. Jones
Northwestern University - Center for Science of Science and Innovation, Microsoft Research, Microsoft Research, Northwestern University - Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems (NICO) and Northwestern University
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The Knowledge Trap: Human Capital and Development Reconsidered

NBER Working Paper No. w14138
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 30 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2022
Benjamin F. Jones
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Temperature and Income: Reconciling New Cross-Sectional and Panel Estimates

NBER Working Paper No. w14680
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 31 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2022
Melissa Dell, Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Northwestern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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The Reverse Matthew Effect: Catastrophe and Consequence in Scientific Teams

NBER Working Paper No. w19489
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 05 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 03 Apr 2022
Ginger Zhe Jin, Benjamin F. Jones, Susan F. Lu and Brian Uzzi
University of Maryland - Department of Economics, Northwestern University, Purdue University - Krannert School of Management and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
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As Science Evolves, How Can Science Policy?

NBER Working Paper No. w16002
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2022
Benjamin F. Jones
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A Calculation of the Social Returns to Innovation

NBER Working Paper No. w27863
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 28 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 03 Jul 2022
Benjamin F. Jones and Larry Summers
Northwestern University and Harvard University
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Climate Shocks and Exports

NBER Working Paper No. w15711
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 01 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2022
Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A. Olken
Northwestern University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics
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China: An Institutional View of an Unusual Macroeconomy

NBER Working Paper No. w19662
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2022
David Dollar and Benjamin F. Jones
World Bank - Development Economics Group (DEC) and Northwestern University
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Immigration and Entrepreneurship in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. w27778
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 27 May 2022
Pierre Azoulay, Benjamin F. Jones, J. Daniel Kim and Javier Miranda
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Northwestern University, The Wharton School and US Census Bureau — Economy-Wide Statistics Division
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The Human Capital Stock: a Generalized Approach

NBER Working Paper No. w17487
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2022
Benjamin F. Jones
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The Increasing Dominance of Teams in the Production of Knowledge

Science, Vol. 316, pp. 1036-1039, 2007
Posted: 05 Dec 2008
Stefan Wuchty, Benjamin F. Jones and Brian Uzzi
Northwestern University, Northwestern University and Northwestern University

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Multi-University Research Teams: Shifting Impact, Geography, and Stratification in Science

Science, Vol. 322, pp. 1259-1262
Posted: 03 Dec 2008
Benjamin F. Jones, Stefan Wuchty and Brian Uzzi
Northwestern University, Northwestern University and Northwestern University

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