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SI 2018 Innovation

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

July 17-18, 2018


Grand Ballroom

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Tuesday, July 17
8:15 am
Coffee and Pastries
8:45 am
Introductions
9:00 am
Janet Freilich, Fordham University
The Problem of Fictional Data in Patents
Discussants: Iain M. Cockburn, Boston University and NBER
Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Stanford University
10:05 am
Joshua L. Krieger, Harvard University
Danielle Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Dimitris Papanikolaou, Northwestern University and NBER
Developing Novel Drugs
Discussant: Margaret Kyle, MINES ParisTech
10:55 am
Break
11:15 am
Yifei Mao, Cornell University
Jessie Jiaxu Wang, Arizona State University
Labor Scarcity, Finance, and Innovation: Evidence from Antebellum America
Discussant: Paul Rhode, University of Michigan and NBER
12:05 pm
Lunch
1:15 pm
Michael Bikard, INSEAD
Matt Marx, Boston University
Hubs as Lampposts: Academic Location and Firms’ Attention to Science
Discussant: Ajay K. Agrawal, University of Toronto and NBER
2:05 pm
Lily Fang, INSEAD
Josh Lerner, Harvard University and NBER
Chaopeng Wu, Xiamen University
Qi Zhang, Xiamen University
Corruption, Government Subsidies, and Innovation: Evidence from China
Discussant: Lee G. Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
2:55 pm
Break
3:15 pm
Panel: Gender and the Evaluation of Scientific Contributions
Chair: Fiona Murray, MIT Sloan School of Management

Presenters:
Erin Hengel, University of Liverpool
Publishing while Female. Are Women Held to Higher Standards? Evidence from Peer Review. (slides)
Heather A. Sarsons, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and NBER
Gender Differences in Recognition for Group Work
Discussants/Commentators:
Claudia Goldin, Harvard University and NBER
Adam Jaffe, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and NBER
Heidi Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
4:45 pm
Adjourn
5:15 pm
Reception at the Royal Sonesta Hotel (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
Wednesday, July 18
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Michael J. Andrews, NBER
The Role of Universities in Local Invention: Evidence from the Establishment of U.S. Colleges
Discussant: Megan MacGarvie, Boston University and NBER
9:50 am
Martin Watzinger, University of Munich
Lukas Treber, University of Hohenheim
Monika Schnitzer, University of Munich
Universities and Science-Based Innovation in the Private Sector
Discussant: Pierre Azoulay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
10:40 am
Break
11:10 am
Enrico Berkes, Ohio State University
Ruben Gaetani, University of Toronto
Income Segregation and Rise of the Knowledge Economy
Discussant: Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER
12:00 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
Hugo Hopenhayn, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Francesco Squintani, University of Warwick
On The Direction of Innovation
Discussant: Kevin A. Bryan, University of Toronto
2:20 pm
Eugenie M. Dugoua, London School of Economics
International Environmental Agreements and Directed Technological Change: Evidence from the Ozone Regime
Discussant: Timothy F. Bresnahan, Stanford University and NBER
3:10 pm
Break
3:40 pm
Ruchir Agarwal, International Monetary Fund
Patrick Gaule, University of Bath
Talent Matters: Evidence from Mathematics
Discussant: John Van Reenen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
4:30 pm
Adjourn
- Format: 50 minute presentation slots: 20 minutes for authors, 15 for discussants, 15 for Q&A
 
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