Economics Professor Mikko Packalen's research on younger researchers is featured in an article by Nature.com, an international weekly journal of science. Working with economist Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University, their research finds that papers published in biomedicine by younger researchers are more likely to build on new ideas - and they have empirical evidence to prove it. This research paper was published this month by the US National Bureau of Economic Research.
How does one measure the weight of an invention? How "momentus" are innovative breakthroughs? Recent research conducted by UW Professor Mikko Packalen and Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford University) puts American ideas to the test to see just how novel "momentus" ideas have been throughout the last two centuries.
On January 21, 2015 three Economics Department faculty members - Margaret Insley, Horatiu Rus, Alain-Désiré Nimubona - with a shared interest in environmental economics, sat down for an interview relating to the state of economics as a discipline.
The World Economic Forum poses the question - "Are big US cities still engines of innovation?" A new working paper published by UW Prof Mikko Packalen and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford University) argues that while more densely populated cities will lead the way on innovation, their advantage has declined recently.