Robin Hanson

March 16, 2007: Robin Hanson on “Why Grants Won Over Prizes in Science”

Professor Robin Hanson is an economist, teaching at George Mason University.  Before becoming an economist, he worked as a physicist for NASA. On March 16 at KEI, Hanson presented his research on the history of grants and prizes as funding sources for scientific research.  The presentation was based on Hanson’s 1998 working paper, “Patterns of Patronage: Why Grants Won Over Prizes in Science.” (paper, presentation ).

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