|Term: Spring 2021 (with occasional seminars in Fall 2020)|
|Location: via ZOOM|
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Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 10:30am-12pm.
|Description: This seminar provides a forum for faculty, graduate students, and research fellows in economics and other fields to present and discuss research and scholarship on the economic and social transformation of China. The seminar will give special attention to the Covid19 pandemic, the environmental, technological, and social changes that are accompanying China's extraordinary economic development and to the links between Chinese and US economies.|
|Wed 10/2/20||SPEAKER: Caroline Wagner (Ohio State Univ)||
TITLE: "Consolidation in a Crisis: Patterns of International Collaboration in COVID-19 Research" (paper joint with Caroline V. Fry, Xiajing Cai, and Yi Zhang)
ABSTRACT: The COVID-19 global pandemic led scientists to turn their research agendas towards coronavirus related research. This paper seeks to understand whether a catastrophic and urgent event, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerates or reverses trends in international collaboration, especially in and between China and the United States. This early review shows that COVID-19 teams are smaller than those on coronavirus related research in the preceding period, and include fewer nations. The results reveal that the United States and China were, and continue to be, at the center of the global network in coronavirus related research, and continue their roles as the largest contributors to, and home to the main funders of, coronavirus related research during the global pandemic. An examination of the international collaborative activities of scientists based in these two countries documents that both nations increased their absolute levels of international collaboration following the outbreak and increased their collaboration with each other, but that they are partnering with fewer nations than in the preceding period. These findings suggest that the global COVID-19 pandemic shifted the structure of scientific teams, narrowing team membership and favoring elite structures. These findings raise further questions over the decisions that scientists face in the formation of teams to maximize a speed, skill trade-off. Policy implications are discussed.
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