Innovation Economics

Eleventh Annual Conference on Innovation Economics

Thursday, June 21-22, 2018

Call for Papers (pdf)

Submission Due Date:   February 5, 2018


Tenth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics

Thursday, June 22 - Friday, June 23, 2017

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth presents the Tenth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics held at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Thursday, June 22, 2016–Friday, June 23, 2017.

Agenda (pdf)


Papers

Creative Destruction and Strategic Protection: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Patenting
Alan C. Marco, Chief Economist, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Charles A. deGrazia, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (ADDX Corporation) and Royal Holloway, University of London

Finding Mr. Schumpeter: An Empirical Study of Competition and Technology Adoption
Jeffrey T. Macher, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
Nathan H. Miller, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University
Matthew Osborne, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

Entrepreneurship and the American Dream: How far does the Upward Mobility Ladder Reach?
Sarada, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Oana Tocoian, Claremont McKenna College

Entrepreneurial Migration
Jorge Guzman, MIT Sloan School of Management

Patent Assertion Entity Activity: An FTC Study
Julie Carlson, Federal Trade Commission

Pharmaceutical Patent Citations and Real Value
David S. Abrams, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Bhaven N. Sampat, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health and NBER

Patents and Cumulative Innovation –Evidence from Post-Grant Patent Oppositions
Fabian Gaessler, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition,
Dietmar Harhoff, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Munich School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Stefan Sorga, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Munich Graduate School of Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University

Screening for Patent Quality: Examination, Fees and the Courts
Mark Schankerman, London School of Economics and CEPR
Florian Schuett, Tilburg University

Low-Quality Patents in the Eye of the Beholder: Evidence from Multiple Examiners
Gaétan de Rassenfosse, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Adam B. Jaffe, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Queensland University of Technology
Elizabeth Webster, Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology

Patent Prosecution and the Timing of Licensing
Ayfer Ali, Carlos III de Madrid
Iain M. Cockburn, Boston University, Questrom School of Business and NBER

The Effect of Patent Protection on Inventor Mobility
Eduardo Melero, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Neus Palomeras, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
David Wehrheim, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Who Climbs onto the Shoulders of Giants?  Who Stumbles and Who Sees Farther? Evidence from the Transformative New DNA-Editing Technology, CRISPR
Samantha Zyontz, MIT Sloan School of Management
Neil Thompson, MIT Sloan School of Management

The Causal Effect of Colleges on Local Patenting: Evidence from the Formative Years of U.S. Higher Education, 1870-1940
Michael Andrews, Department of Economics, University of Iowa

Scientific Education and Innovation: From Technical Diplomas to University STEM Degrees
Nicola Bianchi, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Michela Giorcelli, University of California, Los Angeles

On the Firms’ Decision to Hire Academic Scientists
Sarah Parlane, School of Economics, University College Dublin
Catalina Martínez, Institute of Public Goods and Policies and Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Firms’ Innovation Strategy under the Shadow of Analyst Coverage
Bing Guo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Business and Administration Department
David Pérez-Castrillo, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Barcelona GSE
Anna Toldrà-Simats, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

CEO Evaluation Horizons and Innovation
Lingtian Kong, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Department of Finance

Selling Innovation in Bankruptcy
Song Ma, Yale School of Management
Joy Tianjiao Tong, Duke University
Wei Wang, Queen’s University

Large Firm Advantage and Entrepreneurial Disadvantage: How Non-competes Increase Market Concentration
Hyo Kang, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Lee Fleming, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, UC Berkeley

Strategic Incentives for Innovations and Market Competition
Evangelia Chalioti, Yale University, Department of Economics
Konstantinos Serfes, Drexel University, School of Economics

Mergers in Innovative Industries: The Role of Product Market Competition
Guillermo Marshall, Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Álvaro Parra, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Innovation, Intellectual Property, and the Role of Competition
Jonathan Lee, Queen's University, Department of Economics

The Ties that Bind: Railroad Gauge Standards, Collusion, and Internal Trade in the 19th Century U.S.
Daniel P. Gross, Harvard Business School and NBER

Learning When to Quit
Emanuele Tarantino, University of Mannheim & CEPR
Bernhard Ganglmair, University of Texas at Dallas
Timothy Simcoe, Boston University & NBER

Patent Boxes and the Relocation of Intellectual Property
Laurie Ciaramella, Mines ParisTech, PSL - Research University, CERNA

Does Winning a Patent Race Lead to More Follow-on Innovation?
Neil C. Thompson, MIT Sloan School of Management
Jeffrey M. Kuhn, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

The Inverse Cournot Effect in Royalty Negotiations with Complementary Patents
Gerard Llobet, CEMFI and CEPR
Jorge Padilla, Compass Lexecon

The Impact of Patent Protection on R&D: Evidence Using Export Markets
Joël Blit, University of Waterloo, Department of Economics
Mauricio Zelaya, NERA Economic Consulting



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