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Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship


Nicholas Bloom, and Josh Lerner, Organizers


March 20, 2015


Royal Sonesta Hotel

Parkview Room

40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.

Cambridge, MA




March 19, 2015:


6:00 pm

Group Dinner at Bambara Restaurant, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA

(across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)

March 20, 2015:


8:30 am

Continental Breakfast


9:00 am



9:05 am

David C. Chan, Jr, Stanford University and NBER
The Efficiency of Slacking Off: Evidence from the Emergency Department

9:50 am

Ariel Dora Stern, Harvard University

Innovation under Regulatory Uncertainty: Evidence from Medical Technology  

10:35 am



10:55 am

Lee G. Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Chirantan Chatterjee, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Matthew Higgins, Georgia Institute of Technology and NBER
Starving (or Fattening) the Golden Goose? Generic Entry and the Incentives for Pharmaceutical Innovation

11:40 am

Prithwiraj Choudhury, Harvard University
Tarun Khanna, Harvard University
Codifying Prior Art and Patenting: A Natural Experiment of Herbal Patent Prior Art Adoption at the USPTO and EPO

12:25 pm

Lunch – Room Charles B


1:25 pm

Paul Gompers, Harvard University and NBER
Steven N. Kaplan, University of Chicago and NBER
Vladimir Mukharlyamov, Harvard University
What Do Private Equity Firms Say They Do?


2:10 pm



2:30 pm

Benjamin Pugsley, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Aysegul Sahin, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Grown-up Business Cycles


3:15 pm

Antoine Dechezlepretre, London School of Economics
Ralf Martin, London School of Economics
Myra Mohnen, University College London
Knowledge Spillovers from Clean and Dirty Technologies

4:00 pm