Frontier Knowledge and Scientific Production: Evidence from the Collapse of International Science

  title={Frontier Knowledge and Scientific Production: Evidence from the Collapse of International Science},
  author={Alessandro Iaria and Carlo Schwarz and Fabian Waldinger},
  journal={CEPR Discussion Paper Series},
We show that WWI and the subsequent boycott against Central scientists severely interrupted international scientific cooperation. After 1914, citations to recent research from abroad decreased and paper titles became less similar (evaluated by Latent Semantic Analysis), suggesting a reduction in international knowledge flows. Reduced international scientific cooperation led to a decline in the production of basic science and its application in new technology. Specifically, we compare… Expand
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