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Shiff, Gil

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Works: 5 works in 24 publications in 2 languages and 86 library holdings
Classifications: H11,
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The "names game" harnessing inventors' patent data for economic research by Manuel Trajtenberg( file )
13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
The goal of this paper is to lay out a methodology and corresponding computer algorithms, that allow us to extract the detailed data on inventors contained in patents, and harness it for economic research. Patent data has long been used in empirical research in economics, and yet the information on the identity (i.e. the names and location) of the patents' inventors has seldom been deployed in a large scale, primarily because of the "who is who" problem: the name of a given inventor may be spelled differently across her/his patents, and the exact same name may correspond to different inventors (i.e. the "John Smith" problem). Given that there are over 2 million patents with 2 inventors per patent on average, the "who is who" problem applies to over 4 million "records", which is obviously too large to tackle manually. We have thus developed an elaborate methodology and computerized procedure to address this problem in a comprehensive way. The end result is a list of 1.6 million unique inventors from all over the world, with detailed data on their patenting histories, their employers, co-inventors, etc. Forty percent of them have more than one patent, and 70,000 have more than 10 patents. We can trace those multiple inventors across time and space, and thus study the causes and consequences of their mobility across countries, regions, and employers. Given the increasing availability of large computerized data sets on individuals, there may be plenty of opportunities to deploy this methodology to other areas of economic research as well
Together but apart: ICT and productivity growth in Israel by Saul Lach( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
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1 edition published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Identification and mobility of Israeli patenting inventors by Manuel Trajtenberg( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Identification and mobility of Israeli patenting inventors by Manuel Trajtenberg( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Hebrew (1)
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