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First Name: James
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Last Name: Bessen
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RePEc Short-ID: pbe44

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Homepage: http://www.researchoninnovation.org
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Works

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Working papers

  1. James Bessen, 2011. "Was Mechanization De-Skilling? The Origins of Task-Biased Technical Change," Working Papers 1101, Research on Innovation.
  2. James Bessen, 2011. "A Generation of Software Patents," Working Papers 1102, Research on Innovation.
  3. James Bessen & Alessandro Nuvolari, 2011. "Knowledge Sharing among Inventors: Some Historical Perspectives," LEM Papers Series 2011/21, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
  4. James Bessen & Jennifer L. Ford & Michael J. Meurer, 2011. "The Private and Social Costs of Patent Trolls," Working Papers 1103, Research on Innovation.
  5. James E. Bessen, 2010. "Communicating Technical Knowledge," Levine's Working Paper Archive 661465000000000308, David K. Levine.
  6. James Bessen, 2009. "Imperfect Property Rights," Working Papers 0903, Research on Innovation.
  7. James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, 2009. "Of Patents and Property," Working Papers 0901, Research on Innovation.
  8. James Bessen, 2009. "Evaluating the Economic Performance of Property Systems," Working Papers 0902, Research on Innovation.
  9. James Bessen, 2009. "More Machines, Better Machines...Or Better Workers?," Working Papers 0803, Research on Innovation.
  10. James Bessen, 2008. "Accounting for Productivity Growth When Technical Change is Biased," Working Papers 0802, Research on Innovation.
  11. James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, 2008. "Do Patents Perform Like Property?," Working Papers 0801, Research on Innovation.
  12. James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, 2007. "The Private Costs of Patent Litigation," Working Papers 0701, Research on Innovation.
  13. James Bessen, 2006. "A Comment on “Do Patents Facilitate Financing in the Software Industry?”," Working Papers 0601, Research on Innovation.
  14. James Bessen, 2006. "Estimates of Firms' Patent Rents from Firm Market Value," Working Papers 0602, Research on Innovation.
  15. James Bessen, 2006. "The Value of U.S. Patents by Owner and Patent Characteristics," Working Papers 0603, Research on Innovation.
  16. James Bessen & Eric Maskin, 2006. "Sequential Innovation, Patents, and Innovation," NajEcon Working Paper Reviews 321307000000000021, www.najecon.org.
  17. James Bessen & Eric Maskin, 2006. "Sequential Innovation, Patents, and Imitation," Economics Working Papers 0025, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science.
  18. James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, 2005. "The Patent Litigation Explosion," Working Papers 0501, Research on Innovation.
  19. James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, 2005. "Patent Litigation with Endogenous Disputes," Working Papers 0502, Research on Innovation.
  20. James Bessen, 2004. "Where Have All the Great Inventors Gone?," Working Papers 0402, Research on Innovation.
  21. James Bessen, 2004. "Patent Thickets: Strategic Patenting of Complex Technologies," Working Papers 0401, Research on Innovation.
  22. James Bessen & Robert M. Hunt, 2004. "An empirical look at software patents," Working Papers 03-17, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
  23. Jim Bessen, 1997. "Productivity Adjustments and Learning-by-Doing as Human Capital," Working Papers 97-17, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.

Articles

  1. Bessen, James, 2012. "More Machines, Better Machines…or Better Workers?," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 72(01), pages 44-74, March.
  2. Bessen, James, 2009. "Estimates of patent rents from firm market value," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 38(10), pages 1604-1616, December.
  3. Bessen James, 2009. "Evaluating the Economic Performance of Property Systems," Review of Law & Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 5(3), pages 1037-1061, December.
  4. James Bessen & Eric Maskin, 2009. "Sequential innovation, patents, and imitation," RAND Journal of Economics, RAND Corporation, vol. 40(4), pages 611-635.
  5. Bessen, James, 2008. "The value of U.S. patents by owner and patent characteristics," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(5), pages 932-945, June.
  6. James Bessen & Robert M. Hunt, 2007. "An Empirical Look at Software Patents," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 16(1), pages 157-189, 03.
  7. James E. Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, 2006. "Patent Litigation with Endogenous Disputes," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 96(2), pages 77-81, May.
  8. Bessen, James, 2005. "Patents and the diffusion of technical information," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 86(1), pages 121-128, January.
  9. Robert Hunt & James Bessen, 2004. "The software patent experiment," Business Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, issue Q3, pages 22-32.
  10. Bessen, James, 2004. "Holdup and licensing of cumulative innovations with private information," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 82(3), pages 321-326, March.
  11. James Bessen, 2003. "IT Adoption Costs and Productivity: A Reply to Diego Comin," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 6(1), pages 252-262, January.
  12. Bessen, James, 2003. "Technology and Learning by Factory Workers: The Stretch-Out at Lowell, 1842," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 63(01), pages 33-64, March.
  13. James Bessen, 2002. "Technology Adoption Costs and Productivity Growth: The Transition to Information Technology," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 5(2), pages 443-469, April.

Chapters

  1. James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, 2008. "Introduction to Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk
    [Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk]
    ," Introductory Chapters, Princeton University Press.

NEP Fields

13 papers by this author were announced in NEP, and specifically in the following field reports (number of papers):
  1. NEP-BEC: Business Economics (2) 2004-09-05 2008-10-13
  2. NEP-COM: Industrial Competition (1) 2011-10-01
  3. NEP-CSE: Economics of Strategic Management (1) 2011-11-07
  4. NEP-DGE: Dynamic General Equilibrium (2) 2008-10-13 2008-10-13
  5. NEP-EFF: Efficiency & Productivity (2) 2008-10-13 2008-10-13
  6. NEP-ENT: Entrepreneurship (1) 2006-05-20
  7. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic & Financial History (2) 2011-07-02 2011-11-07
  8. NEP-HRM: Human Capital & Human Resource Management (1) 2011-07-02
  9. NEP-IND: Industrial Organization (2) 2004-05-09 2007-06-30
  10. NEP-INO: Innovation (9) 2003-09-08 2004-05-09 2006-05-20 2006-11-18 2007-06-30 2008-10-13 2011-07-02 2011-10-01 2011-11-07. Author is listed
  11. NEP-IPR: Intellectual Property Rights (6) 2006-11-18 2007-06-30 2008-10-13 2011-07-02 2011-10-01 2011-11-07. Author is listed
  12. NEP-KNM: Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy (2) 2010-11-06 2011-11-07
  13. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (1) 2011-07-02
  14. NEP-MIC: Microeconomics (1) 2006-11-18
  15. NEP-TID: Technology & Industrial Dynamics (3) 2006-05-20 2011-07-02 2011-10-01

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