Innovation Economics

Twelfth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics

June 20-21, 2019

Agenda (pdf)

 

The Northwestern University Center on Law, Business, and Economics presents the Twelfth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics to be held at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Thursday, June 20, 2019 – Friday, June 21, 2019.  The USPTO is co-sponsoring this conference in conjunction with the Northwestern Center on Law, Business, and Economics.

The conference will feature a Keynote Address by Bruce Kobayashi, Director, Bureau of Economics, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, on “Innovation, Antitrust, and Regulation.”

 

REGISTRATION

There is no registration fee for this conference, but attendance is by invitation only. To request an invitation, please send a message with your name, affiliation, and complete professional contact information to clbe@law.northwestern.edu.

 

Conference Papers

Session One—Products and Innovation

Find and Replace: R&D Investment Following the Erosion of Existing Products
Richard T. Thakor, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management
Joshua L. Krieger, Harvard Business School
Xuelin Li, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

The Impact of Product Market Characteristics on Firms’ Strategies in Patent Litigation
Danmo Lin, Warwick Business School, Warwick University
Du Liu, Warwick Business School, Warwick University
Elizabeth Whalley, Warwick Business School, Warwick University

Rushed Innovation: Reactive Licensing in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Manuel Hermosilla, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Revisiting the Effect of Patents on Emerging Markets:Evidence From India
Chirantan Chatterjee, Hoover Institution, Stanford University and IIM Ahmedabad
Carlos Inoue, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Anita M. McGahan, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

 

Session Two—Science and Innovation

Running with (CRISPR) Scissors: Tool Adoption and Team Assembly
Samantha Zyontz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management

The Effects of Patent Rights on University Science
Laurent Bergé, CREA, Université du Luxembourg-
Thorsten Doherr, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
Katrin Hussinger, Université du Luxembourg and Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)

  

Parallel Session Three A—Patents and Standards

Approximating the Standard Essentiality of Patents – A Semantics-Based Analysis
Lorenz Brachtendorf, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; Munich School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU)
Fabian Gaessler, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich
Dietmar Harhoff, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; Munich School of Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Standard Setting Organizations and Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions in General Oligopolistic Equilibrium
Avik Chakrabarti, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Anjishnu Banerjee, Division of Biostatistics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Predicting Administrative Patent Challenges
Brendan Costello, Yale Law School
Talia Bar, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut

Prioritized Examination and its Impact on Commercialization of Patents
Taras Hrendash, Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education – Economics Institute (CERGE-EI)

 

Parallel Session Three B—Information, Learning, and Innovation

The Short-Run Effects of GDPR [EU General Data Protection Regulation] on Technology Venture Investment
Liad Wagman, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jian Jia, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology
Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland

The Paper Trail of Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence from Patent Interferences
Jeffrey Lin, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Research Department
Ina Ganguli, University of Massachusetts–Amherst
Nicholas Reynolds, Brown University

A Machine Learning Analysis of The Geographic Localization of Knowledge Flows
Joel Blit, Department of Economics, University of Waterloo
Mikko Packalen, University of Waterloo

Experimentation, Learning, and Appropriability in Early-Stage Ventures
Andrea Contigiani, Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University

 

Session Four—Innovation and Acquisitions

Acquisition Prices and the Measurement of Intangible Capital
Michael Ewens, California Institute of Technology
Ryan H. Peters, Tulane University
Sean Wang, Southern Methodist University

What is the US Comparative Advantage in Entrepreneurship? Evidence from Israeli Migration to the United States
Annamaria Conti, University of Lausanne - Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC)
Jorge Guzman, Columbia Business School, Columbia University

The Effect of U.S. Public-to-Private Leveraged Buyouts on Innovation
Brian F. Ayash, Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic State University
Edward J. Egan, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Growth through Acquisition of Innovations
Galina Besstremyannaya, Centre for Economic and Financial Research, New Economic School
R. Dasher, Stanford University
S.Golovan
, New Economic School

 

Parallel Session Five AInnovation and Employment

Boundary Choices in Innovation — How does Availability of Hiring Affect Firms' Technology Sourcing Strategies?
Xiaoshu Bei, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Emerging and Disappearing Work, Thriving and Declining Firms
Sarada, University of Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin School of Business
Enghin Atalay, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Heterogeneous Innovation and the Antifragile Economy
Benjamin Balsmeier, Université Du Luxembourg
Gustavo Manso, University of California, Berkeley
Lee Fleming, University of California, Berkeley

 

Parallel Session Five BTrademarks and Innovation

Knocking Off Firm Value
Mehmet I. Canayaz, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University
Umit Gurun, University of Texas at Dallas

Submarine Trademarks
Christian Helmers, Santa Clara University
Carsten Fink, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Andrea Fosfuri, Bocconi University
Amanda F. Myers, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Product Hopping and Innovation Incentives
Jorge Lemus, Department of Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Olgu Ozkul, Department of Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

Session Six—Innovation and Intellectual Property

The Consequences of Invention Secrecy: Evidence from the USPTO Patent Secrecy Program in World War II
Daniel P. Gross, Harvard Business School

R&D and Market Size: Who Benefits from Orphan Drug Regulation?
Simona Gamba, Department of Economics, University of Verona
Laura Magazzini, Department of Economics, University of Verona
Paolo Pertile, Department of Economics, University of Verona

Early Disclosure Law Reduces Duplication in the US and European Patent Systems
Florian Seliger, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich
Sonja Lück, University of Paderborn, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Benjamin Balsmeier, Université Du Luxembourg
Lee Fleming
, University of California, Berkeley

 

  


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