Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law

Tuesday-Wednesday, August 4-5, 2015

Northwestern Law, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL

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Along with advances in the digital and bio technology industries, research on the economics of intellectual property law has greatly expanded over the past several decades. This project draws together leading economics, legal, and empirical scholars to codify and synthesize research on the economics of intellectual property law. The handbook is divided into two volumes. Volume I surveys economics-based theories relating to intellectual property law. Volume II surveys analytical methods for understanding and testing hypotheses about the economic and related effects of intellectual property law.

Professors Peter Menell (UC Berkeley) and Ben Depoorter (UC Hastings) are organizing Volume I (Theory). Professors David Schwartz (Northwestern) and Peter Menell are organizing Volume II (Analytical Methods). The volumes bring together more than accomplished 50 scholars.

Questions about the conference:  Please email David Schwartz for substantive questions and Michael Cooper for logistics.