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Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 7

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  • Adam B. Jaffe
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    (Brandeis University)

  • Josh Lerner
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    (Harvard University)

  • Scott Stern
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    (Northwestern University)

Abstract

The economic importance of innovative activity brings with it an active debate on the effect of public policy 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, presenting papers that demonstrate the role that economic theory and empirical analysis can play in evaluating policy. Volume 7 considers such topics as the apparent productivity decline in the pharmaceutical industry; the effect of patents on both the "scientific commons" and cumulative discovery; the flow of new Ph.D.s into industry; a new mechanism to create economic incentives for producers of digital goods that both stimulates innovation and encourages widespread use; and a formal analytical structure for a science of crisis management.

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  • Adam B. Jaffe & Josh Lerner & Scott Stern (ed.), 2007. "Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 7," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262600706, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262600706
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    1. Katia Angue & C├ęcile Ayerbe & Liliana Mitkova, 2014. "A method using two dimensions of the patent classification for measuring the technological proximity: an application in identifying a potential R&D partner in biotechnology," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 39(5), pages 716-747, October.

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    Keywords

    innovation policy; economic incentives;

    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy

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