"Measuring the Impacts of Federal Investments in Research" ed. by Steve Olson, Stephen Merrill
A Workshop Summary. Committee on Measuring Economic and Other Returns on Federal Research Investments; National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering
NAS Press | 2011 | ISBN: 0309217482 9780309217484 | 206 pages | PDF | 1 MB
The workshop sought to assemble the range of work that has been done in measuring research outcomes and to provide a forum to discuss its method. The workshop discussed a variety of complex and interconnected issues, such as the short-term and long-term economic and non-economic impact of federal research funding, factors that determine whether federally funded research discoveries result in economic benefits, and quantification of the impacts of research on national security, the environment, health, education, public welfare, and decision making.