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COVID-19: Insights from Innovation Economists

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  • Dominique Foray

    (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne)

  • Gaetan de Rassenfosse

    (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne)

  • George Abi Younes

    (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne)

  • Charles Ayoubi

    (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne)

  • Omar Ballester

    (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne)

  • Gabriele Cristelli

    (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne)

  • Matthias van den Heuvel

    (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne)

  • Ling Zhou

    (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne)

  • Gabriele Pellegrino

    (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne)

  • Patrick Gaulé

    (University of Bath)

  • Elizabeth Webster

    (Swinburne University of Technology)

Abstract

The present document provides the take of innovation economists on the current pandemic. It is addressed to the general public and focuses on questions related to the Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) ecosystem. It does not present new research findings. Instead, it provides a reading of current real-world developments using economic reasoning and relying on existing economic research.

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  • Dominique Foray & Gaetan de Rassenfosse & George Abi Younes & Charles Ayoubi & Omar Ballester & Gabriele Cristelli & Matthias van den Heuvel & Ling Zhou & Gabriele Pellegrino & Patrick Gaulé & Elizab, 2020. "COVID-19: Insights from Innovation Economists," Working Papers 10, Chair of Innovation and IP Policy.
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    • Younes, George Abi & Ayoubi, Charles & Ballester, Omar & Cristelli, Gabriele & de Rassenfosse, Gaetan & Foray, Dominique & Gaule, Patrick & Pellegrino, Gabriele & van den Heuvel, Matthias & Webster, B, 2020. "COVID-19_Insights from Innovation Economists," SocArXiv b5zae, Center for Open Science.

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    COVID-19; economics; innovation; policy;
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