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10 December 2014

Science Bubbles

Vincent Hendricksand David Budtz Pedersen's article on how fashions in research funding and research management may affect science, is now available as PDF on Springer.

ABSTRACT

Much like the trade and traits of bubbles in financial markets, similar bubbles appear on the science market. When economic bubbles burst, the drop in prices causes the crash of unsustainable investments leading to an investor confidence crisis possibly followed by a financial panic. But when bubbles appear in science, truth and reliability are the first victims. This paper explores how fashions in research funding and research management may turn science into something like a bubble economy

Read the full article HERE