Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Program Meeting

Nicholas Bloom, Serguey Braguinsky, Sabrina T. Howell, and Josh Lerner, Organizers

March 10, 2023

Meeting Format: 30 minutes for presentation and 15 minutes for Q&A.

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, March 10
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Gender and Innovation
9:05 am
Yael Hochberg, Rice University and NBER
Ali Kakhbod, University of California, Berkeley
Peiyao Li, University of California, Berkeley
Kunal Sachdeva, Rice University

Inventor Gender and Patent Undercitation: Evidence from Causal Text Estimation
R&D Investment Decisions
9:50 am
Filippo Mezzanotti, Northwestern University
Timothy Simcoe, Boston University and NBER

Research and/or Development? Financial Frictions and Innovation Investment
10:35 am
10:55 am
Alexander P. Frankel, University of Chicago
Joshua L. Krieger, Harvard University
Danielle Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Dimitris Papanikolaou, Northwestern University and NBER

Evaluation and Learning in R&D Investment
Human Capital Reallocation
11:40 am
Jing Xue, University of Maryland

Human Capital Reallocation and Agglomeration of Innovation: Evidence from Technological Breakthroughs
12:25 pm
Lunch - Somerset Room
1:25 pm
Abhinav Gupta, UNC Chapel Hill

Labor Mobility, Entrepreneurship, and Firm Monopsony: Evidence from Immigration Wait-Lines
2:10 pm
Innovation and Public Policy
2:30 pm
Martin Watzinger, University of Muenster
Monika Schnitzer, University of Munich

The Breakup of the Bell System and its Impact on US Innovation
3:15 pm
Lee G. Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Douglas Hanley, University of Pittsburgh
Huiyan Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University

Unleashing the Dragon: The Case for Patent Reform in China
4:00 pm