The Biomedical Workforce in the US: An Example of Positive Feedbacks
Paula E. Stephan
Georgia State University, NBER and ICER1
This paper makes the case that the biomedical workforce in the United States is characterized by positive feedbacks. The paper begins by setting out background information on (1) the way in which research is structured in the biomedical sciences; (2) the reward structure among biomedical researchers; and (3) the funding enterprise for biomedical sciences.