Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 5

From NBER Innovation Policy and the Economy

Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 5

Edited by Adam B. Jaffe, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern

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Summary

The economic importance of innovation brings with it an active debate on the impact public policy has on the innovation process. This annual series, sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research, brings the work of leading academic researchers to the broader policy community. This volume considers such topics as the implications of software outsourcing for American technology leadership; the complementary roles of large corporations and entrepreneurs in developing innovative technology; city-level policy and planning that establishes a "jurisdictional advantage" in the value of local resources; the effect of taxes on entrepreneurship; and how to incorporate innovation into the analysis of business mergers. These papers highlight the role economic theory and empirical analysis can play in evaluating policies and programs regarding research, innovation, and the commercialization of new technologies.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262101097 184 pp. | 6 in x 9 in

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$30.00 X ISBN: 9780262600644 184 pp. | 6 in x 9 in

Editors

Adam B. Jaffe

Adam B. Jaffe is Fred C. Hecht Professor in Economics and Dean of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University.

Josh Lerner

Josh Lerner is Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Finance and Entrepreneurial Units. He is the author of The Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed and What to Do About It.

Scott Stern

Scott Stern is Associate Professor of Management and Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.