My research has three main streams. First, I examine evaluation processes - how organizations evaluate innovative ideas, seeking to uncover biases in such evaluations and policies to reduce them.
Is novel research worth doing? Evidence from peer review (PNAS)
Social influence among evaluators: negative information dominates (Management Science)
Lack of peer reviewer diversity advantages authors from wealthier countries (SocArxiv)
The effect of trainee career intentions on mentorship availability (SSRN)
Second, I examine knowledge flows - how factors like technology, location, and culture affect the diffusion of scientific ideas, often resulting in disparities in whose ideas become visible.
In-person presentations increase intentional and serendipitous diffusion (Arxiv)
Being together in place as a catalyst for scientific advance (Research Policy)
Gender differences in self-promotion in science (Arxiv)
Third, I study how to best measure innovation.
Citations are a biased measure of influence (Research Policy)
The effect of rhetorical citations on science (Nature Communications)
I am also interested in how the design of online platforms like Wikipedia and Twitter/X affects the content users create and share.