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The Organisation, Economics and Policy of Academic Research



Collegio Carlo Alberto, Via Real Collegio 30, Moncalieri, Torino.

July 14-15, 2008



July 14th (day 1) - Morning


8:15 Shuttle bus from the Hotel to the Collegio Carlo Alberto


8:30 Welcome Coffee


8:50 Welcome to Collegio Carlo Alberto: Pietro Garibaldi

Welcome to BRICK: Cristiano Antonelli

9:00 Introduction: Aldo Geuna


Section 1 9:15 - 11:15 Academic environment and the advance of science

9.15 James Adams and Roger Clemmons

The role of search in university productivity

9.40 Roger Geiger

The impact of economic relevance on university faculty and organization in the US

10.05 Torben Schubert

Should scientific research groups specialise in the production of scientific goods?


10.30 Discussant: Ed Steinmueller


11:15 - 11:30 coffee break


Section 2 11:30 – 13:00 Social norms and scientists’ behavior

11.30 Lorenzo Zirulia and Nicola Lacetera

The economics of scientific misconduct

11:55 Caroline Haeussler

The determinants of information sharing: an analysis of firm and university scientists


12.20 Discussant: Jacques Mairesse



13:00 - 14:00 Lunch



July 14th (day 1) - Afternoon


Section 3 14:00 – 16:00 Third mission of universities: organization and effectiveness

14.00 Anna Maria Conti

Development of university research with or without industry

14.25 David Mowery and Arvids Ziedonis

The geographic reach of market and non–market channels of university research commercialization

14.50 Janet Bercovitz and Maryann Feldman

The quest for greater relevance: building a better invention team


15.15 Discussant: Michele Cincera

16:00 - 16:15 coffee break


Section 4 16:15 – 18:15 Governance and funding of academe

16:15 Manfredi La Manna

The implications of multi task research for the optimal organization and funding of universities

16:35 Gianni de Fraja and Paola Valbonesi,

The design of the university system

16:55 Mauro Sylos Labini and Natalia Zinovieva

The relationship between academic research, teaching quality and graduates employment outcomes

17:15 Federica Rossi

Knowledge, complexity, uncertainty and the governance of industry-university



17:35 Discussant: Beppe Scellato and Tommaso Valletti



18:30 Shuttle bus back to Torino town center


20:00 Dinner, Ristorante Dual, Piazza Carlo Alberto, Torino (Welcome aperitif from 19.45).





July 15th (day 2) - Morning



8:15 Shuttle bus from the Hotel to Collegio Carlo Alberto


8:30 Welcome Coffee


Section 5 9:00 – 11:00 National funding systems and their effects on scientific production

9:00 Diana Hicks and Sylvan Katz

Excellence vs. equity: performance and resource allocation in publicly funded research

9.25 Maarja Soo

The impact of research management practices on academic research performance

9.50 Chiara Franzoni, Giuseppe Scellato and Paula Stephan

Changing incentives to publish and the consequences for submission patterns


10.15 Discussant: Aldo Geuna


11:00 - 11:15 coffee break



Section 6 11:15 – 13:15 National organization systems and their effects on scientific production

11.15 Francesco Lissoni, Jacques Mairesse, Fabio Montobbio and Michele Pezzoni

Scientific productivity: A cross- country comparison

11.40 Liudvika Leisyte, Jürgen Enders and Harry De Boer

The balance between teaching and research in Dutch and English universities in the context of university governance reforms

12.05 John Beath, Joanna Poyago-Theotoky and David Ulph

University funding systems and their impact on research and teaching: a general framework


12.30 Discussant: Cristiano Antonelli



13:15 – 14:00 Lunch


July 15th (day 2) – Afternoon



Section 7 14:00 – 16:00 The social dimension of science and its effects on scientific careers

14.00 Fabian Waldinger

Peer effects in science

14.20 Michele Pezzoni, Valerio Sterzi and Francesco Lissoni

The scientific career advancements and the role of network

14.40 Stijn Kelchtermans and Rehinilde Veuglers

The great divide in scientific productivity. why the average scientist does not exist

15:00 MariaRosaria Carillo, Erasmo Papagni and Alessandro Sapio

Do invisible colleges enhance the productivity of scientists?


15.20 Discussant: Paula Stephan and Fabio Montobbio


16:00 Conclusions: Aldo Geuna and Chiara Franzoni




16:30 Shuttle bus back to Torino town centre (Piazza Vittorio Veneto)





Instructions to Presenters and Discussants:


Sessions with 2 papers: presenter has 25 minutes. Discussant has 20 minutes.

Sessions with 3 papers: presenter has 25 minutes. Discussant has 30 minutes.

Sessions with 4 papers: presenter has 20 minutes. Discussant has 30 minutes.


The Room will be equipped with a laptop and a standard video-projector. Presenters, please have your presentation ready on a USB memory card.





James D. Adams Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute & NBER

Cristiano Antonelli Università di Torino

John Beath University of St. Andrews

Janet Bercovitz Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Michele Cincera Department of Applied Economics - ULB

Annamaria Conti Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Chiara Franzoni Politecnico di Torino

Pietro Garibaldi Università di Torino & Collegio Carlo Alberto

Robert Geiger Pennsylvania State University

Aldo Geuna SPRU, University of Sussex & Università di Torino

Carolin Häussler Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), München

Diana Hicks School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech, Atlanta

Manfredi La Manna School of Economics and Finance, University of St Andrews

Liudvika Leisyte CHEPS, University of Twente

Francesco Lissoni University of Brescia & KITES, Università Bocconi

Jacques Mairesse CREST-INSEE, ISG and Politecnico di Torino

Fabio Montobbio Università dell’Insubria & KITES, Università Bocconi

Michele Pezzoni University of Bergamo & Cespri-Bocconi

Secondo Rolfo CERIS, National Research Council of Italy

Federica Rossi Università di Torino

Alessandro Sapio Università di Napoli Parthenope

Giuseppe Scellato Politecnico di Torino

Torben Schubert Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research

Maurizio Sobrero Università di Bologna

Maarja Soo University of Twente

Ed Steinmueller SPRU-University of Sussex

Paula Stephan Georgia State University & NBER

Mauro Sylos Labini IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies

Paola Valbonesi Università di Padova

Tommaso Valletti Imperial College

Reinhilde Veugelers Catholic University of Leuven & C.E.P.R. (London)

Fabian Waldinger Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Arvids A. Ziedonis Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Natalia Zinovyeva BETA at University of Strasbourg and FEDE

Lorenzo Zirulia Department of Economics, University of Bologna, & KITES

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