Incremental Adjustments To Stabilize a Productive but Unstable System

Friday, 13 February 2015: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room LL21F (San Jose Convention Center)
Michael S. Teitelbaum, Labor and Worklife Program, Cambridge, MA
The global leadership of U.S. research and graduate education is being challenged, as described in my recent book, Falling Behind? Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent. Analysis suggests that unintended and unplanned systemic and structural attributes have evolved in the absence of self-correcting mechanisms. What are the options for incremental adjustments to these system properties in the interest of minimizing future instability while sustaining the exceptional quality of U.S. scientific research and graduate education?