Research Roundtables

Research Roundtables

Attendance at all Research Roundtables is by invitation only. If you are interested in receiving an invitation, please send your request to:

Manuscript Preview Roundtable on “The Corruption of Libertarianism” by Andrew Koppelman

Thursday, March 15-Friday, March 16, 2018

Agenda and Participant List (pdf)

Second Annual Research Roundtable on Private Environmental Governance and Climate Change

Monday, April 30-Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies at Northwestern.

Agenda and Participant List (pdf)



Dynamics of Corporate Campaigns
Daniel Diermeier, Provost, The University of Chicago

Facility-Level Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Local Socio-Political Factors in the United States
Thomas P. Lyon, Ross School of Business, School of Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), University of Michigan

Transnational Climate Governance
Michele Betsill, Department of Political Science, Colorado State University

The Law of the Corporation as Environmental Law
Sarah E. Light, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania

Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change
Michael Vandenbergh, Vanderbilt Law School

The Reformation of Global Environmental Governance
Eric W. Orts, The Wharton School,  The University of Pennsylvania

Following Exxon: Climate Change, Corporate Messaging, and Political Attitudes
David Dana, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Janice Nadler, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 

Resilience to Natural Disasters: A Private Sector Response
Brent McKnight, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University


Sixth Annual Roundtable on Standard Setting Organizations and Patents

Thursday, May 17, 2018 — Friday, May 18, 2018


Agenda and Participant List (pdf)


Patents and the 4th Industrial Revolution
Yann Ménière, European Patent Office

Digital “Mash-ups,” Patents, and Copyright
Kevin Boudreau, Northeastern University
Lars Bo Jeppesen, Copenhagen Business School
Milan Miric, USC Marshall School of Business 

IEEE Patent Policy Revisions: An Empirical Examination of Impact
Georgios Effraimidis, Qualcomm Inc.
Kirti Gupta, Qualcomm Inc.

The IEEE Controversial Policy on Standard Essential Patents – The Empirical Record Since Adoption
Ron D. Katznelson, Bi-Level Technologies

Dear Enemy: Litigation and Cooperation in a Mobile Phone Standard Development Organization
Stephen Jones, College of Business, University of Wyoming
Aija Leiponen, Cornell University
Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh, University of Minnesota

No Double Standards: Quantifying the Impact of Standard Harmonization on Trade
Julia Schmidt, Banque de France
Walter Steingress, Bank of Canada

Technology Standards and Cross-Border M&A: The Role of Standards Setting Organizations
Avik Chakrabarti, Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Anjishnu Banerjee, Division of Biostatistics, Institute for Health and Society, Medical College of Wisconsin

Patent Exhaustion Regime and International Production Sharing: Winners and Losers?
Olena Ivus, Smith School of Business, Queen's University
Edwin L.-C. Lai, Department of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Co-Opetition and Firm’s Information Environment
Jessica Kim-Gina, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Brian Bushee, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Thomas Kesuch, INSEAD

Discrimination in the Patent System: Evidence from Standard-Essential Patents
R.N.A. Bekkers, School of Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology
Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Chair of Innovation and IP Policy, College of Management of Technology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Emilio Raiteri, Chair of Innovation and IP Policy, College of Management of Technology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Embracing Technological Similarity for the Measurement of Complexity and Patent Thickets
Charles DeGrazia, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Jesse Frumkin, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Nicholas A. Pairolero, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Intellectual Property Regimes and Firm Structure
Pavel Chakraborty, Lancaster University
Chirantan Chatterjee, Indian School of Business
Sourav Bhattacharya, University of London

Innovation and Knowledge Protection: How Firms Respond to a Loophole in Non-compete Enforcement
Hyo Kang, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Wyatt Lee, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Capital Gains Tax and Innovation
Sapnoti Eswar, Linder College of Business, University of Cincinnati
Lora Dimitrova, University of Exeter

Product Market Competition and Long-Term Firm Value: Evidence from Reverse Engineering Protections
Scott B. Guernsey, The University of Oklahoma

An Empirical Analysis of Bargaining Power in Licensing Contract Terms
Gaurav Kankanhalli, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Alan Kwan, University of Hong Kong

Green Technology Diffusion: A Post-Mortem Analysis of the Eco-Patent Commons
Christian Helmers, Santa Clara University
Jorge L. Contreras, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
Bronwyn H. Hall, University of California Berkeley


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