Alex Bell

Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation

Bell, Chetty, Jaravel, Petkova, and Van Reenen (2017)

The data posted here is current as of the release of the 2017 working paper. For the most up-to-date files, visit Opportunity Insights.

Online Data Table 1a
Origins of Inventors: Innovation Rates by Childhood Commuting Zone, Gender, and Parent Income

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Origins of Inventors: Innovation Rates by Childhood State, Gender, and Parent Income

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Careers of Inventors: Innovation Rates by Current Commuting Zone, Gender, Year of Birth, and Age

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Careers of Inventors: Innovation Rates by Current State, Gender, Year of Birth, and Age

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Innovation Rates by College

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Income Distributions of Inventors by Year and Age

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Income Distributions of Highly-Cited Inventors by Age

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