Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice president for research and innovation, recently moderated a conversation with Jim Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute about the role of federal investment in strengthening the research enterprise and sparking economic growth.
Hosted by The Science Coalition, the virtual conversation was recorded and can be viewed here.
Pethokoukis is a columnist and an economic policy analyst and is the Dewitt Wallace Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he writes and edits the AEIdeas blog and hosts a weekly podcast, “Political Economy with James Pethokoukis.” He is also a columnist for The Week and an official contributor to CNBC
The conversation focused on how tracking the economic impact of federally funded research — and the spinoff businesses that are created as a result of that investment – demonstrates the strong partnership that exists between key federal research agencies and America’s research universities. Each of these companies is an American success story — turning federal investment granted to university researchers into organizations that develop life-changing and lifesaving innovations, create jobs and reinvest back in their communities.