Climate shocks associated with innovation in science and technology

Climate shocks associated with innovation in science and technology

Creative discovery and technological innovation fluctuate across time and space: it is difficult to find patterns. Research by Mathijs van Dijk from RSM and Carsten de Dreu from Leiden University suggests that climate shocks and periods of prolonged decreased temperature have an effect. In short: the colder it is, the more scientific discoveries and technical innovation takes place. You can download the working paper here.