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SI 2014 Innovation Workshop

Benjamin Jones, Scott Stern and Heidi L. Williams,, Organizers

July 15-16, 2014

Ballroom A
Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA



Tuesday, July 15:

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00 am

Ajay K. Agrawal, University of Toronto and NBER
Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto and NBER
Florenta Teodoridis, University of Toronto
Does Knowledge Accumulation Increase the Returns to Collaboration?

Pierre Azoulay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

9:50 am

Kevin Boudreau, London Business School
Ina Ganguli, SITE, Stockholm School of Economics
Patrick Gaule, Harvard University
Eva C. Guinan, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Karim Lakhani, Harvard University
The Formation of Scientific Collaborations: Field Experimental Evidence on Search Frictions in Collaborator Matching

Ben Golub, Harvard University

10:40 am


11:00 am

Kevin A. Bryan, University of Toronto
R&D Policy and the Direction of Innovation

Iain Cockburn, Boston University and NBER

11:50 am


12:50 pm

Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe, London School of Economics
Moqi Xu, London School of Economics
CEO Contract Horizon and Innovation

Shai Bernstein, Stanford University

1:40 pm


2:00 pm

Edward Egan, IPE Fellow
How Start-up Firms Innovate: Technology Strategy, Commercialization Strategy, and their Relationship

Tim Bresnahan, Stanford University and NBER

2:50 pm

Joshua Lerner, Harvard University and NBER
Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics
Standard-Essential Patents

Carl Shapiro, University of California at Berkeley

3:40 pm


4:00 pm

Panel Discussion:  Future of the Research University

Moderator:      Scott Stern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Panelists:         Chris P. Kaiser, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
                        Christina Paxson, Brown University and NBER
                        Manuel Trajtenberg, Tel Aviv University and NBER

5:15 pm

Adjourn and Reception (Ballroom B)

Wednesday, July16:

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00 am

Lauren Cohen, Harvard University and NBER
Umit Gurun, University of Texas at Dallas
Scott Duke. Kominers, Harvard University
Patent Trolls

Fiona Scott-Morton, Yale University and NBER

9:50 am

Julian Atanassov, University of Oregon
Xiaoding Liu, University of Oregon
Corporate Income Taxes, Tax Avoidance and Innovation

Alminas Zaldokas, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Abhiroop Mukherjee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Manpreet Singh, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Do Corporate Taxes Hinder Innovation?

Joint discussants:  Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago and NBER
                              Glenn Hubbard, Columbia University and NBER

11:30 am

Poster Session:
-Fabian Waldinger, Alessandro Iaria
-Samuel Ventura, Rebecca Nugent, Erica Fuchs, “Seeing the Non-Stars
-Gary Pisano, Pian Shu, and Rohan Thavarajah
-Julia Lane, Jacques Mairesse, Michele Pezzoni, Paula Stephan, Bruce Weinberg
-Jeff Lin, Ina Ganguli, Nicholas Reynolds
-Javier Miranda, David Dreisigmeyer, Stuart Graham, Cheryl, Grim, Tariqul Islam, Alan Marco

12:00 pm


The afternoon sessions are being held jointly with the Productivity, Development & Entrepreneurship Group

1:00 pm

David Atkin, Yale University and NBER
Amit Khandelwal, Columbia University and NBER
Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University and NBER
Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan

Discussant: Rocco Macchiavello, Warwick University

1:45 pm

Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University and NBER
Heidi Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
How Do Patents Affect Follow-On Innovation? Evidence from the Human Genome

Discussant: Joshua Gans, University of Toronto and NBER

2:30 pm


3:00 pm

Enrico Moretti, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Claudia Steinwender,
London School of Economics
John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER
The Intellectual Spoils of War? Defense R&D, Productivity and International
Technology Spillovers

Discussant:  Josh Lerner, Harvard University and NBER

3:45 pm

Paula Bustos, CREI
Bruno Caprettini, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Jacopo Ponticelli, University of Chicago
Agricultural Productivity and Structural Transformation. Evidence from Brazil

Discussant: Joseph Kaboski, University of Notre Dame and NBER

4:30 pm


6:00 pm

Clambake - Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA