NBER Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy and the Economy Meeting

Benjamin Jones and Josh Lerner, Organizers

May 3, 2022

Washington, DC and on Zoom.us

Conference Code of Conduct

Tuesday, May 3
8:15 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
New Approaches to Medical Innovation
8:50 am
Andrew W. Lo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

Accelerating Vaccine Innovation for Emerging Infectious Diseases via Parallel Discovery (slides)
9:25 am
Daniel Hemel, New York University
Lisa L. Ouellette, Stanford University

The Generic Drug Trilemma
10:00 am
Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Clean Energy
10:15 am
Ramana Nanda, Imperial College London
Silvia Dalla Fontana, USI Lugano and Swiss Finance Institute

Innovating to Net Zero: Can Venture Capital and Startups Play a Meaningful Role?
10:50 am
Jacquelyn Pless, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Divestment or Investment: A Framework for Directing Green Innovation (slides)
11:25 am
Geographic and Racial Inequality in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
11:45 am
Robert W. Fairlie, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
David T. Robinson, Duke University and NBER

Racial Inequality in Capital Access for Innovative Firms (slides)
12:20 pm
Jonathan Gruber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Simon Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Enrico Moretti, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Place-Based Productivity and Costs in Science
Luncheon Speaker: Catherine Wolfram, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Climate and Energy Economics at the Department of the Treasury