NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

 

New Ideas about New Ideas Conference

 

March 10-11, 2006

 

Richard Freeman and Bruce Weinberg, Organizers

 

NBER

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

PROGRAM

 

Friday, March 10:

 

 

 

 

8:15 am

Shuttle from Sonesta to NBER

 

 

 

 

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

 

 

Psychology

 

 

 

 

9:00 am

Teresa Amabile, Harvard University

 

 

Sigal Barsade, University of Pennsylvania

 

 

Jennifer  Mueller, New York University

 

 

Barry Staw, UC, Berkeley

 

 

Affect and Creativity at Work

 

 

 

 

9:30 am

Dean Keith Simonton, UC, Davis

 

 

Scientific Creativity as Constrained Stochastic Behavior: The Integration of Product, Person, and Process Perspectives

 

 

 

 

10:00 am

General Discussion

 

 

 

 

10:30 am

Break

 

 

 

 

Scientific Labor

 

 

 

 

10:45 am

Richard Freeman, Harvard University and NBER

 

 

Paying for Creativity: When Do Incentives Matter

 

 

 

 

11:15 am

David Kaiser, MIT

 

 

Training Quantum Mechanics: Enrollments and Epistemology in Modern Physics

 

 

 

 

11:45 am

General Discussion

 

 

 

 

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

 

 

Age and Creativity

 

 

 

 

1:30 pm

David Galenson, University of Chicago and NBER

 

 

A Portrait of the Artist as a Very Young or Very Old Innovator: Creativity at the Extremes of the Life Cycle

 

 

 

 

2:00 pm

Benjamin Jones, Northwestern University and NBER

 

 

Age and Great Invention

 

 

 

 

2:30 pm

Bruce Weinberg, Ohio State University and NBER

 

 

Benjamin Jones, Northwestern University and NBER

 

 

Knowledge Accumulation, Revolutions, and Changes in the Age of Scientific Creativity

 

 

 

 

3:00 pm

General Discussion

 

 

 

 

3:30 pm

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

6:30 pm

Dinner – Royal Sonesta Hotel, Skyline Room

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker:  Gerald Holton, Harvard University

 

 

Introduction by David Kaiser, MIT

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 11:

 

 

 

 

8:15 am

Shuttle from Sonesta to NBER

 

 

 

 

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

 

 

Cognitive Neuro-Science of Creativity

 

 

 

 

9:00 am

Mark Jung-Beeman, Northwestern University

 

 

Neural Substrates and Cognitive Mechanisms of the “Aha!” Moment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:30 am

John Kounios, Drexel University

 

 

Antecedents of the “Aha!” Moment

 

 

 

 

10:00 am

Sohee Park, Vanderbilt University

 

 

Creativity and Psychosis-Proneness

 

 

 

 

10:30 am

General Discussion

 

 

 

 

11:00 am

Break

 

 

 

 

The Relationship between Commercial and Non-Commercial Innovation

 

 

 

 

11:15 am

Joshua Lerner, Harvard University and NBER

 

 

Parag Pathak, Harvard University

 

 

Jean Tirole, Universite des Science Sociales, Toulouse

 

 

The Dynamics of Open Source Contributors

 

 

 

 

11:45 am

Michael Darby and Lynne Zucker, UC, Los Angeles and NBER

 

 

Creativity in Science and in the Firm: How Discovering Scientists Transform Research and Commerce

 

 

 

 

12:15 pm

General Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:30 pm

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discussion: Where do we go from Here?

 

 

 

Moderated by Daniel Goroff, Harvey Mudd College

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00 pm

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/1/06