Paula Stephan

Professor Ermerita of Economics at Georgia State University

Paula Stephan is Professor Emerita of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, a Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her research focuses on the economics of science, the careers of scientists and the process by which knowledge moves across institutional boundaries. She has served on the European Research Council Expert Group for Programme Monitoring and Evaluation, the National Research Council's Board on Higher Education and Workforce, and the National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council, National Institutes of Health. She currently serves on the National Academies Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy. In 2012 ScienceCareers named Stephan their first person of the year, “honoring an individual who, during the past 12 months, has made an especially significant and sustained contribution to the welfare of early career scientists.” She has published numerous articles in journals such as Science, Nature, Research Policy, The American Economic Review, Management Science and Organization Science. Her most recent book, How Economics Shapes Science, was published by Harvard University Press, 2012. She has been a Visiting Scholar at KU Leuven, Belgium, the Wizzenschaft Zentrum fur Social Forchung, Berlin, Germany, a Wertheim Fellow, Harvard University, and an ICER fellow, Turin, Italy.