How Does the Government (Want to) Fund Science? Politics, Lobbying and Academic Earmarks

26 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2007 Last revised: 17 Oct 2007

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John M. de Figueiredo

Duke University School of Law; Duke University - Fuqua School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Brian S. Silverman

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

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Date Written: October 2007

Abstract

This paper examines academic earmarks and their role in the funding of university research. It provides a summary and review of the evidence on the supply of earmarks by legislators. It then discusses the role of university lobbying for earmarks on the demand side. Finally, the paper examines the impact of earmarks on research quantity and quality.

Suggested Citation

de Figueiredo, John M. and Silverman, Brian S., How Does the Government (Want to) Fund Science? Politics, Lobbying and Academic Earmarks (October 2007). NBER Working Paper No. w13459. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1021965

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