Sugimoto Co-authors Article on Global Scientific Development

Cassidy Sugimoto

Posted June 21, 2022

Cassidy Sugimoto, Tom and Marie Patton School Chair in the School of Public Policy, co-authored an article published in Nature Human Behaviour. The piece is titled “The Latent Structure of Global Scientific Development.”

In it, Sugimoto and her co-authors examine countries’ scientific publications in international databases. They do this to try and determine “whether there are universal structures and trajectories of national scientific development that can inform forecasting and policy-making.” They find increasingly diverse portfolios among individual countries, but also increasingly specialized scientific production at the global level.

“By uncovering the underlying structure of scientific development and connecting it with economic development, our results may offer a new perspective on the evolution of global science,” the authors write.

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