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Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 6

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  • Adam B. Jaffe
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    (Brandeis University)

  • Josh Lerner
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    (Harvard Business School)

  • Scott Stern
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    (Northwestern University)

Abstract

The economic importance of innovative activity brings with it an active debate on public policy's effect on the innovation process. This annual series, sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research, brings the work of leading academic researchers to the broader policy community. Volume 6 considers such topics as the diversity of patent protection and the implications of weak patents for innovation and competition; reforms in U.S. patent policy that will encourage innovation; the multifaceted benefits of the Internet for consumers, including price competition and novel forms of communication; the drug development and approval process; the "offshoring" of research and development; and the advantages of industry-specific studies of the relationship between innovation and competition. The papers highlight the role economic theory and empirical analysis can play in evaluating current and prospective innovation policy alternatives.

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  • Adam B. Jaffe & Josh Lerner & Scott Stern (ed.), 2006. "Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 6," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 6, number 0262101181, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262101181
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    Cited by:

    1. Richard B. Freeman, 2010. "What Does Global Expansion of Higher Education Mean for the United States?," NBER Chapters,in: American Universities in a Global Market, pages 373-404 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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    JEL classification:

    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy

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