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ISR Insights Speaker Series: Research Universities and the Public Good in the Time of COVID-19

Join us for the next ISR Insights Speaker Series event, Wednesday, December 2 at 2pm EST.

America’s most research intensive universities represent about 3% of higher education institutions, but they conduct 90% of the nation’s academic research. Drawing on his recent book, Research Universities and the Public Good: Discovery for an Uncertain Future and the work of ISR’s Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS), which he directs, Jason Owen-Smith will explain how these unique and essential organizations serve as an important form of “social insurance” in the face of an uncertain future, such as during the pandemic.

ISR Insights Speaker Series: Research Universities and the Public Good in the Time of COVID-19. Jason Owen-Smith Executive Director, Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS) Executive Director, Research Analytics Professor of Sociology, U of M Research Professor, Institute for Social Research WED., Dec 2, 2pm EST Join us virtually: https://umich.zoom.us/j/91211224326

 

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Faculty Profiles

ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.

  • Mary B. Ofstedal

    Staff, SRC-HRS Research Scientist Emeritus, SRC-HRS
    Dr. Ofstedal's research interests include transitions in physical and cognitive functioning in old-age, issues relating to access and … more
  • Dmitriy L. Stolyarov

    Faculty Associate, SRC - Life-Cycle Economics Associate Professor, Economics
    Dmitriy Stolyarov's research interests include consumption and saving after retirement, retirement timing, durable goods subject to technological change, impact … more

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