What's New

REGISTER NOW for the Dialogue on Electricity Networks (April 15-16, 2015)

RSVP now for "Berkshire Beyond Buffett" (Wednesday, February 11, 2015)

CALL FOR EMPIRICAL RESEARCHERS to attend the upcoming Searle Roundtable on Patent and Technology Standards Data Sets (April 9-10, 2015)

PODCAST with Searle Center Research Director Danile F. Spulber on his book "The Innovative Entrepreneur"

NEW PROJECT on the creation of a concordance table between the technological classifications of patents and standards

CALL FOR PAPERS now open for the Sixth Annual Conference on Internet Search and Innovation (June 4-5, 2015)

CALL FOR PAPERS now open for the Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics (June 18-19, 2015)

V1.1 of the Searle Center Database on Technology Standards, Patent Pools, Industry Consortia and Innovation has now been posted.

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Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth

The Searle Center is a nonprofit research and educational organization committed to the study of the impact of laws and regulations on economic growth.

Based at Northwestern University School of Law, the Center was founded in 2006 with a generous grant from the late Daniel C. Searle.

Our efforts seek to provide academic, public policy, and judicial leaders with analytically rigorous and balanced information on important and timely issues.

Research, education, and outreach are conducted in accordance with the highest standards and maintain practical utility through consultation with our Faculty Affiliates.

The mission of The Searle Center is to study the impact of laws and regulations on economic growth and to communicate the results of that research to academic, public policy and judicial leaders. The Searle Center has a dual mission of research and education.