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James Bessen

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First Name:James
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Last Name:Bessen
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RePEc Short-ID:pbe44
http://www.researchoninnovation.org
Twitter: @jamesbessen

Affiliation

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Boston University School of Law

http://www.bu.edu/law/
Boston, MA

Research on Innovation

http://www.researchoninnovation.org
Harpswell, ME

Research output

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Working papers

  1. James Bessen & Alessandro Nuvolari, 2017. "Diffusing New Technology without Dissipating Rents: Some Historical Case Studies of Knwoledge Sharing," LEM Papers Series 2017/28, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
  2. James Bessen, 2011. "A Generation of Software Patents," Working Papers 1102, Research on Innovation.
  3. James Bessen, 2011. "Was Mechanization De-Skilling? The Origins of Task-Biased Technical Change," Working Papers 1101, Research on Innovation.
  4. 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.
  5. James Bessen & Jennifer L. Ford & Michael J. Meurer, 2011. "The Private and Social Costs of Patent Trolls," Working Papers 1103, Research on Innovation.
  6. James E. Bessen, 2010. "Communicating Technical Knowledge," Levine's Working Paper Archive 661465000000000308, David K. Levine.
  7. James Bessen, 2009. "Imperfect Property Rights," Working Papers 0903, 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 & Michael J. Meurer, 2009. "Of Patents and Property," Working Papers 0901, Research on Innovation.
  11. James Bessen, 2008. "Accounting for Productivity Growth When Technical Change is Biased," Working Papers 0802, Research on Innovation.
  12. James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, 2008. "Do Patents Perform Like Property?," Working Papers 0801, Research on Innovation.
  13. James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, 2007. "The Private Costs of Patent Litigation," Working Papers 0701, Research on Innovation.
  14. James Bessen, 2006. "A Comment on “Do Patents Facilitate Financing in the Software Industry?”," Working Papers 0601, Research on Innovation.
  15. James Bessen & Eric Maskin, 2006. "Sequential Innovation, Patents, and Imitation," Economics Working Papers 0025, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science.
  16. James Bessen, 2006. "Estimates of Firms' Patent Rents from Firm Market Value," Working Papers 0602, Research on Innovation.
  17. James Bessen, 2006. "The Value of U.S. Patents by Owner and Patent Characteristics," Working Papers 0603, Research on Innovation.
  18. James Bessen & Eric Maskin, 2006. "Sequential Innovation, Patents, and Innovation," NajEcon Working Paper Reviews 321307000000000021, www.najecon.org.
  19. James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, 2005. "Patent Litigation with Endogenous Disputes," Working Papers 0502, Research on Innovation.
  20. James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, 2005. "The Patent Litigation Explosion," Working Papers 0501, Research on Innovation.
  21. James Bessen & Robert M. Hunt, 2004. "An empirical look at software patents," Working Papers 03-17, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
  22. James Bessen, 2004. "Where Have All the Great Inventors Gone?," Working Papers 0402, Research on Innovation.
  23. James Bessen, 2004. "Patent Thickets: Strategic Patenting of Complex Technologies," Working Papers 0401, Research on Innovation.
  24. 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, 2014. "Industry and Revolution: Social and Economic Change in the Orizaba Valley, Mexico. By Gómez-Galvarriato Aurora. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2013. Pp. 351. $49.95, hardcover," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 74(02), pages 642-644, June.
  2. 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.
  3. Bessen, James, 2009. "Estimates of patent rents from firm market value," Research Policy, Elsevier, pages 1604-1616.
  4. Bessen James, 2009. "Evaluating the Economic Performance of Property Systems," Review of Law & Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 5(3), pages 1037-1061, December.
  5. James Bessen & Eric Maskin, 2009. "Sequential innovation, patents, and imitation," RAND Journal of Economics, RAND Corporation, pages 611-635.
  6. Bessen, James, 2008. "The value of U.S. patents by owner and patent characteristics," Research Policy, Elsevier, pages 932-945.
  7. 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, March.
  8. James E. Bessen & Michael J. Meurer, 2006. "Patent Litigation with Endogenous Disputes," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, pages 77-81.
  9. Bessen, James, 2005. "Patents and the diffusion of technical information," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 86(1), pages 121-128, January.
  10. Robert M. Hunt & James Bessen, 2004. "The software patent experiment," Business Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, issue Q3, pages 22-32.
  11. Bessen, James, 2004. "Holdup and licensing of cumulative innovations with private information," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 82(3), pages 321-326, March.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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," Introductory Chapters,in: Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk Princeton University Press.

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NEP Fields

NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 14 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-INO: Innovation (10) 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 2017-11-26. Author is listed
  2. NEP-IPR: Intellectual Property Rights (7) 2006-11-18 2007-06-30 2008-10-13 2011-07-02 2011-10-01 2011-11-07 2017-11-26. Author is listed
  3. NEP-HIS: Business, Economic & Financial History (3) 2011-07-02 2011-11-07 2017-11-26
  4. NEP-KNM: Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy (3) 2010-11-06 2011-11-07 2017-11-26
  5. NEP-TID: Technology & Industrial Dynamics (3) 2006-05-20 2011-07-02 2011-10-01
  6. NEP-BEC: Business Economics (2) 2004-09-05 2008-10-13
  7. NEP-DGE: Dynamic General Equilibrium (2) 2008-10-13 2008-10-13
  8. NEP-EFF: Efficiency & Productivity (2) 2008-10-13 2008-10-13
  9. NEP-IND: Industrial Organization (2) 2004-05-09 2007-06-30
  10. NEP-COM: Industrial Competition (1) 2011-10-01
  11. NEP-CSE: Economics of Strategic Management (1) 2011-11-07
  12. NEP-ENT: Entrepreneurship (1) 2006-05-20
  13. NEP-HRM: Human Capital & Human Resource Management (1) 2011-07-02
  14. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (1) 2011-07-02
  15. NEP-MIC: Microeconomics (1) 2006-11-18
  16. NEP-URE: Urban & Real Estate Economics (1) 2017-11-26

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