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SI 2019 Innovation

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

July 16-17, 2019


Grand Ballroom

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

Conference Code of Conduct

Tuesday, July 16
8:15 am
Coffee and Pastries
8:45 am
Introductions
9:00 am
Daniel P. Gross, Harvard University and NBER
The Consequences of Invention Secrecy: Evidence from the USPTO Patent Secrecy Program in World War II
Discussant: Fabian Waldinger, University of Munich
9:50 am
Bernhard Ganglmair, ZEW Mannheim
Imke C. Reimers, Northeastern University
Visibility of Technology and Cumulative Innovation: Evidence from Trade Secrets Laws
Discussant: Kevin A. Bryan, University of Toronto
10:40 am
Break
11:10 am
Jacquelyn Pless, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Are "Complementary Policies" Substitutes? Evidence from R&D Subsidies in the UK
Discussant: Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University and NBER
12:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm
Kirk B. Doran, University of Notre Dame
Chungeun Yoon, University of Notre Dame
Immigration and Invention: Evidence from the Quota Acts (slides)
Discussant: Marco Tabellini, Harvard University
1:50 pm
Britta M. Glennon, University of Pennsylvania
How Do Restrictions on High-Skilled Immigration Affect Offshoring? Evidence from the H-1B Program
Discussant: Ina Ganguli, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2:40 pm
Shai Bernstein, Stanford University and NBER
Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER
Timothy McQuade, Stanford University
Beatriz Pousada, Stanford University
The Contribution of High-Skilled Immigrants to Innovation in the United States
Discussant: Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics
3:30 pm
Break
3:50 pm
Panel: National Leadership in Innovation: Is It Changing, and Does It Matter?
Chair: Philippe Aghion, College de France
Panelists:
Lee G. Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Erica Fuchs, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Manuel Trajtenberg, Tel Aviv University and NBER
John Van Reenen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
5:10 pm
Adjourn
5:15 pm
Reception at the Royal Sonesta Hotel (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
Wednesday, July 17
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Alberto Galasso, University of Toronto and NBER
Hong Luo, Harvard University
When does Product Liability Risk Chill Innovation? Evidence from Medical Implants
Discussant: Craig Garthwaite, Northwestern University and NBER
9:50 am
George P. Ball, Indiana University
Jeffrey Macher, Georgetown University
Ariel Dora Stern, Harvard University
Recalls, Innovation and Competitor Response: Evidence from Medical Device Firms (slides)
Discussant: Iain M. Cockburn, Boston University and NBER
10:40 am
Break
11:10 am
David O. Argente, Pennsylvania State University
Salomé Baslandze, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
Douglas Hanley, University of Pittsburgh
Sara Moreira, Northwestern University
Patents to Products: Innovation and Firm Performance
Discussant: Peter J. Klenow, Stanford University and NBER
12:00 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
David J. Deming, Harvard University and NBER
Kadeem L. Noray, Harvard University
Stem Careers and the Changing Skill Requirements of Work
Discussant: Bruce A. Weinberg, Ohio State University and NBER
2:20 pm
Timothy Simcoe, Boston University and NBER
Bernhard Ganglmair, ZEW Mannheim
Emanuele Tarantino, University of Mannheim
Learning When to Quit: An Empirical Model of Experimentation in Standards Development (slides)
Discussant: Mitsuru Igami, Yale University
3:10 pm
Break
3:40 pm
Michael Kremer, Harvard University and NBER
Olga Rostapshova, Social Impact
Sasha Gallant
Milan A. Thomas, Georgetown University
Is Development Innovation a Good Investment? Which Innovations Scale? Evidence from USAID's Development Innovation Ventures
Discussant: Adam B. Jaffe, Brandeis University 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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