Knowledge Transfers from Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

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Albert N. Link, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The findings from a study of the relationship between postdoctoral students and R&D at Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) are presented in this paper. The goal of the study is not only to understand better knowledge transfers from publicly supported R&D but also to estimate the returns to R&D conducted in federally funded laboratories. Using public domain data related to FFRDCs, published by the US National Science Foundation, the R&D elasticity of doctoral students is estimated over the years 2010–2019 to be about 0.85. This estimate compares well to previous studies of the returns to publicly funded R&D.

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Science and Public Policy, 2021, 48(4): 576–581
Language: English
Date: 2021
program management, FFRDCs, returns to R and D, postdoctoral students, public sector

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