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Replication data for: Of Mice and Academics: Examining the Effect of Openness on Innovation

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Murray, Fiona
  • Aghion, Philippe
  • Dewatripont, Mathias
  • Kolev, Julian
  • Stern, Scott
Publication Date
2016-02-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper argues that openness, by lowering costs to access existing research, can enhance both early and late stage innovation through greater exploration of novel research directions. We examine a natural experiment in openness: late-1990s NIH agreements that reduced academics' access costs regarding certain genetically engineered mice. Implementing difference-in-differences estimators, we find that increased openness encourages entry by new researchers and exploration of more diverse research paths, and does not reduce the creation of new genetically engineered mice. Our findings highlight a neglected cost of strong intellectual property restrictions: lower levels of exploration leading to reduced diversity of research output. (JEL I23, O31, O33, O34)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.20140062 (Text)
Publications
  • Murray, Fiona, Philippe Aghion, Mathias Dewatripont, Julian Kolev, and Scott Stern. “Of Mice and Academics: Examining the Effect of Openness on Innovation.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 8, no. 1 (February 2016): 212–52. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.20140062.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.20140062 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Murray, Fiona; Aghion, Philippe; Dewatripont, Mathias; Kolev, Julian; Stern, Scott (2016): Replication data for: Of Mice and Academics: Examining the Effect of Openness on Innovation. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114603