There has been a lot of coverage of the IRIS paper in American Economic Review on STEM Training and Early Career Outcomes of Female and Male Graduate Students, including in Nature and Science magazines.
Fostering the connection between science funding and economic growth needs to be based on thoughtful measurement, says Julia Lane, Institute for Research on Innovation & Science PI, in upcoming Nature article.
“One of the things that makes Wisconsin attractive to researchers elsewhere is its infrastructure of research-oriented firms in the private sector,” said Jason Owen-Smith, executive director of the Institute for Research on Innovation & Science.
“There’s a dramatic difference in how much early career men and women in the sciences are paid,” said Bruce Weinberg, co-author of the study, IRIS Co-PI, and professor of economics at The Ohio State University.
IRIS data and a broader understanding of ‘impact’ could help governments to measure the diverse benefits of their investment in research.