REMARC is active, through its external collaborations, on smaller projects covering more specific focus areas. Currently, we have two ongoing areas of inquiry:
- Responsible Innovation: we seek to investigate the reasons underpinning the emergence and ban of harmful innovations and to study the geography of harmful and green technologies.
- Science evaluation, asymmetric information, and science integrity. We study in which way the scientific committees’ composition is relevant for a number of outcomes, including the gender gap and the probability of giving credit to publications of dubious quality.
On responsible, green and social innovation:
Cecere G., Martinelli A. 2017. Drivers of knowledge accumulation in electronic waste management: An analysis of publication data. Research Policy 46: 925-938.
Antonietti, R., De Marchi, V., & Di Maria, E. 2016. Governing offshoring in a stringent environmental policy setting: Evidence from Italian manufacturing firms. Journal of Cleaner Production, 155, 103-113.
On science evaluation, asymmetric information, and science integrity:
Bagues M., Sylos-Labini M., Zinovieva N. 2017. Does the Gender Composition of Scientific Committees Matter? American Economic Review, 107(4): 1207-1238.
Bagues M., Sylos-Labini M., Zinovieva N. 2017. Connections in Scientific Committees and Applicants’ Self-selection: Evidence from a Natural Randomized Experiment. CEPR Discussion Paper No. 12308.
Bagues M., Sylos-Labini M., Zinovieva N. 2017. A Walk on the Wild Side: `Predatory’ Journals and Information Asymmetries in Scientific Evaluations. CEPR Discussion Paper No. 12309