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Benjamin F. Jones
Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship

Ben Jones
Publications and Working Papers
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Age and High Growth Entrepreneurship
with Pierre Azoulay, Daniel Kim, and Javier Miranda
American Economic Review: Insights, forthcoming

Ealry-Career Setback and Future Career Impact
with Yang Wang and Dashun Wang
Nature Communications, October 2019

Decoding Team and Individual Impact in Science and Invention
with Mohammad Ahmadpoor
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 2019

Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth
with Philippe Aghion and Chad Jones
The Economics of Artificial Intelligence, 2019

The Reverse Matthew Effect: Consequences of Retraction in Scientific Teams
with Ginger Jin, Susan Feng Lu, and Brian Uzzi
Review of Economics and Statistics, July 2019

The Human Capital Stock: A Generalized Approach. Reply
American Economic Review, March 2019

Science across the Ages
Science, September 2018

University Innovation and the Professor's Privilege
with Hans Hvide
American Economic Review, July 2018

The Dual Frontier:  Patented Inventions and Prior Scientific Advance
with Mohammad Ahmadpoor
Science, August 2017

The Nearly Universal Link between the Age of Past Knowledge and Tomorrow's Breakthroughs in Science and Technology
with Satyam Mukherjee, Daniel Romero, and Brian Uzzi
Science Advances, April 2017

Learning What Works in Educational Technology with a Case Study of EDUSTAR
Hamilton Project Policy Memo, Brookings Institution
March 2016

The Human Capital Stock: A Generalized Approach
American Economic Review, November 2014
Online Appendix

What Do We Learn from the Weather? The New Climate-Economy Literature
with Melissa Dell and Ben Olken
Journal of Economic Literature, September 2014
Online Appendix

Age and Scientific Genius
with E.J. Reedy and Bruce Weinberg
Handbook of Genius, July 2014

The Retraction Penalty: Evidence from the Web of Science
with Susan Feng Lu, Ginger Jin, and Brian Uzzi
Nature Scientific Reports, November 2013
Supplementary Materials

Atypical Combinations and Scientific Impact
with Satyam Mukherjee, Mike Stringer, and Brian Uzzi
Science, October 2013
Supplementary Materials

Harnessing Technology to Improve K-12 Education
with Ronnie Chatterji
Hamilton Project Discussion Paper, Brookings Institution
September 2012

Temperature Shocks and Economic Growth: Evidence from the Last Half-Century
with Melissa Dell and Ben Olken
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, July 2012
Online Appendix / Data and Programs

Age Dynamics in Scientific Creativity
with Bruce Weinberg
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
November 2011
Supplementary Materials / Data

As Science Evolves, How Can Science Policy?
NBER Innovation Policy and the Economy vol. 11, March 2011

Climate Shocks and Exports
with Ben Olken
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2010
Data and Programs

Age and Great Invention
Review of Economics and Statistics, February 2010
Nobel Prize Data

National Leadership and Economic Growth
New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, September 2009

Hit or Miss? The Effect of Assassinations on Institutions and War
with Ben Olken
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, July 2009
Data and Programs

Temperature and Income: Reconciling New Cross-Sectional and Panel Estimates
with Melissa Dell and Ben Olken
American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2009
Online Appendix

The Burden of Knowledge and the Death of the Renaissance Man: Is Innovation Getting Harder?
Review of Economic Studies, January 2009
Data and Programs

Multi-University Research Teams: Shifting Geography and Social Stratification in Science
with Stefan Wuchty and Brian Uzzi
Science, November 2008
Supplementary Materials

The Anatomy of Start-Stop Growth
with Ben Olken
Review of Economics and Statistics, August 2008
Longer Working Paper

The Increasing Dominance of Teams in the Production of Knowledge
with Stefan Wuchty and Brian Uzzi
Science, May 2007
Supplementary Materials

Do Leaders Matter? National Leadership and Growth Since World War II
with Ben Olken
Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2005
Data and Programs

Working Papers

The Knowledge Trap: Human Capital and Development, Reconsidered
July 2014 (NBER Working Paper #14138)

China: An Institutional View of an Unusual Macroeconomy
with David Dollar
November 2013 (NBER Working Paper #19662)





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