NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

 

SUMMER INSTITUTE 2006

 

Innovation Policy and the Economy

 

Amy Finkelstein, Jeffrey Furman and Josh Lerner; Organizers

 

July 24, 2006

 

NBER

2nd Floor Conference Room

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

PROGRAM

 

MONDAY, JULY 24:

 

 

9:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

9:30 am

DARON ACEMOGLU, MIT and NBER

 

PHILIPPE AGHION, Harvard University and NBER

 

CLAIRE LELARGE, INSEE-CREST

 

JOHN VAN REENEN, London School of Economics

 

FABRIZIO ZILIBOTTI, Stockholm University

 

Technology, Information and the Decentralization of the Firm

 

 

 

Discussant: ERIK BRYNJOLFSSON, MIT

 

 

10:30 am

AVI GOLDFARB and AJAY AGRAWAL, University of Toronto

 

Restructuring Research: Communication Costs and the Democratization of University Innovation

 

 

 

Discussant: WESLEY COHEN, Duke University and NBER

 

 

11:30 am

Break

 

 

11:45 am

BRIAN JACOB, Harvard University and NBER

 

LARS LEFGREN, Brigham Young University

 

How effective are Government Expenditures on R&D? Quasi-Experimental Evidence on the Impact of NIH Research Funding on Scientific Knowledge

 

 

 

Discussant: ADAM JAFFE, Brandeis University and NBER

 

 

12:45 pm

Lunch

 

 

2:00 pm

KEITH MASKUS, AHMED MUSHFIQ MOBARAK and ERIC STUEN,

 

University of Colorado

 

Foreign Graduate Students and Knowledge Creation at U.S. Universities: Evidence from Enrollment Fluctuations 

 

 

Discussant: BENJAMIN JONES, Northwestern University and NBER

 

 

3:00 pm

WESLEY YIN, University of Chicago

 

Do Market Incentives Generate Innovation or Balkanization?  Evidence from the Market for Rare Disease Drugs

 

 

 

Discussant: BRONWYN HALL, UC, Berkeley and NBER

 

 

4:00 pm

Break

 

 

4:30 pm

Panel discussion: The State of the Patent System

 

STEVEN M. BAUER, Partner, Proskauer Rose

 

ROBERT P. HAYTER, Assoc. General Counsel and Chief IP Counsel, United Technonogies Corp.

 

CARL SHAPIRO, UC, Berkeley and NBER

 

Moderator IAIN COCKBURN, Boston University and NBER

 

 

5:30 pm

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/19/06