Replication data for: Invisible Geniuses: Could the Knowledge Frontier Advance Faster?
- Agarwal, Ruchir (International Monetary Fund)
- Gaule, Patrick (University of Bath)
Grant Agency of the Czech Republic
- Award Number: 16-05082S
AbstractA better understanding of the determinants of idea/knowledge production remains critical for long-run growth. Towards this end, this paper establishes two results using data from the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). First, individuals who excelled in teenage years are especially capable of advancing the knowledge frontier. Second, such talented individuals born in poorer countries are systematically less likely to engage in knowledge production. IMO participants from low-income countries produce 34\% fewer publications and 56\% fewer cites than equally talented rich-country counterparts. Policies to encourage talented youth to pursue scientific careers-especially those from poorer countries-could advance the knowledge frontier faster.
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2015-01-01 / 2017-12-31Collection Date(s): Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015--Sun Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2017
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