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Econ124, PP190-5, PP290-5 Economics (and Policy) of Innovation. Prof Bronwyn Hall : website has lots ofR&D info: http://emlab.berkeley.edu/users/bhhall/index.html Click Econ 124 for the syllabus Prof Suzanne Scotchmer : Office hours M 3-4 http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~scotch

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Econ124 pp190 5 pp290 5 economics and policy of innovation

Econ124, PP190-5, PP290-5Economics (and Policy) of Innovation

Prof Bronwyn Hall: website has lots ofR&D info:

http://emlab.berkeley.edu/users/bhhall/index.html

Click Econ 124 for the syllabus

Prof SuzanneScotchmer: Office hours M 3-4

http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~scotch

Click Economics of Innovation for the syllabus

The main syllabus has links to mirrors with lectures.


Requirements and readings

Requirements and Readings

  • Attendance and participation: 10%

  • Two quizzes, each 20%

  • Final exam, 50%

  • In addition, graduate Students will write a paper.

  • Main Text: Innovation and Incentives

    forthcoming MIT Press. Available as reader

    Central Copy, Hearst at Euclid

    other readings to be handed out


Econ124 pp190 5 pp290 5 economics and policy of innovation

  • Why are some countries rich and some poor?

    Does technology drive GDP growth?

    Why isn’t technology shared?

  • Are R&D institutions the same as in the past? How have institutions changed?

  • Why does the federal government poor R&D money into universities? Why doesn’t the private sector do it?

  • Why does the private sector poor R&D money into universities? Why doesn’t the public sector do it?

  • Should drugs be funded out of general tax revenue?

  • Why does the U.S. give patents to foreign inventors?

  • Should computer software be patented? business methods? bioengineering? drugs?

  • Should Microsoft be allowed to keep its interfaces proprietary?


The institutions of innovation

The Institutions of Innovation

  • Government

    • In house

    • Sponsorship

    • National labs

    • Facilities for for Big Science

  • Industry

    • Self-funded

    • Government-funded

  • Universities

    • Self-funded

    • Government funded

    • Industry Funded

    • Foundation funded


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