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Lost Einsteins: who becomes an inventor in America?


  • Alex Bell
  • Raj Chetty
  • Xavier Jaravel
  • Neviana Petkova
  • John Van Reenen


Who are America's most successful inventors - and what can we learn from their experiences in designing policies to stimulate innovation? To answer these questions, former CEP director John Van Reenen and his colleagues have analysed data on the lives of more than one million inventors.

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  • Alex Bell & Raj Chetty & Xavier Jaravel & Neviana Petkova & John Van Reenen, 2018. "Lost Einsteins: who becomes an inventor in America?," CentrePiece - The Magazine for Economic Performance 522, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepcnp:522

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