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REGISTER NOW for the Public Policy Conference on Disruptive Technologies and Over-the-Top-Services (Washington, D.C.) (April 27, 2015)

REGISTER NOW for the Sixth Annual Conference on Internet Search and Innovation (June 4-5, 2015)

REGISTER NOW for the Eighth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics (June 18-19, 2015)

CALL FOR PAPERS for the Eighth Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference (Washington, D.C.) (November 12-13, 2015)

REGISTER NOW for the 6th Annual Chicago Forum on International Antitrust Issues (June 8-9, 2015)

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

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.