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The rate and direction of inventive activity revisited

Author: Joshua Lerner; Scott Stern
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research conference report.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While the importance of innovation to economic development is widely understood, the conditions conducive to it remain the focus of much attention. This title offers contributions to fundamental  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Lerner; Scott Stern
ISBN: 9780226473031 0226473031
OCLC Number: 741937778
Description: x, 703 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Josh Lerner and Scott Stern --
Why was Rate and direction so important? / Nathan Rosenberg and Scott Stern --
Some features of research by economists on technological change foreshadowed by The rate and direction of inventive activity / Richard R. Nelson --
The economics of inventive activity over fifty years / Kenneth J. Arrow --
Funding scientific knowledge: selection, disclosure, and the public-private portfolio / Joshua S. Gans and Fiona Murray; Comment by Suzanne Scotchmer --
The diffusion of scientific knowledge across time and space: evidence from professional transitions for the superstars of medicine / Pierre Azoulay, Joshua S. Graff Zivin, and Bhaven N. Sampat; Comment by Adam B. Jaffe --
The effects of the foreign Fulbright program on knowledge creation in science and engineering / Shulamit Kahn and Megan MacGarvie; Comment by Paula E. Stephan --
Shumpeterian competition and diseconomies of scope: illustrations from the histories of Microsoft and IBM / Timothy F. Bresnahan, Shane Greenstein, and Rebecca M. Henderson; Comment by Giovanni Dosi --
How entrepreneurs affect the rate and direction of inventive activity / Daniel F. Spulber; Comment by Luis Cabral --
Diversity and technological progress / Daron Acemoglu; Comment by Samuel Kortum --
Competition and innovation: did arrow hit the bull's eye? / Carl Shapiro; Comment by Michael D. Whinston --
Did plant patents create the American rose? / Petra Moser and Paul W. Rhode; Comment by Jeffrey L. Furman --
The rate and direction of invention in the British Industrial Revolution: incentives and institutions / Ralf R. Meisenzahl and Joel Mokyr; Comment by David C. Mowery --
The confederacy of heterogeneous software organizations and heterogeneous developers: field experimental evidence on sorting and worker effort / Kevin J. Boudreau and Karim R. Lakhani; Comment by Iain M. Cockburn --
The innovation fetish among the Economoi: introduction to the panel on innovation incentives, institutions, and economic growth / Paul A. David --
Innovation process and policy: what do we learn from New Growth Theory? / Philippe Aghion --
The consequences of financial innovation: a counterfactual research agenda / Josh Lerner and Peter Tufano; Comment by Antoinette Schoar --
The adversity/hysteresis effect: depression-era productivity growth in the US railroad sector / Alexander J. Field; Comment by William kerr --
Generality, recombination, and Reuse / Timothy F. Bresnahan; Comment by Benjamin Jones --
The art and science of innovation policy: introduction / Bronwyn H. Hall --
Putting economic ideas back into innovation policy / R. Glenn Hubbard --
Why is it so difficult to translate innovation economics into useful and applicable policy prescriptions? / Dominique Foray --
Can the Nelson-Arrow paradigm still be the beacon of innovation policy? / Manuel Trajtenberg.
Series Title: National Bureau of Economic Research conference report.
Responsibility: edited by Josh Lerner and Scott Stern.

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