Discrimination and Collaboration in Science

Hannah Rubin, Cailin O'Connor

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We use game theoretic models to take an in-depth look at the dynamics of discrimination and academic collaboration. We find that in collaboration networks, small minority groups may be more likely to end up being discriminated against while collaborating. We also find that discrimination can lead members of different social groups to mostly collaborate with in-group members, decreasing the effective diversity of the social network. Drawing on previous work, we discuss how decreases in the diversity of scientific collaborations might negatively impact the progress of epistemic communities.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)380-402
Aantal pagina's23
TijdschriftPhilosophy of Science
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
StatusPublished - jul-2018

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