SI 2022 Innovation

Adam B. Jaffe, Benjamin Jones, and Heidi L. Williams, Organizers

July 19-20, 2022

Ballroom A

Ballroom A, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA and zoom.us

Conference Code of Conduct

Tuesday, July 19
9:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:30 am
David Atkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
M. Keith Chen, University of California at Los Angeles
Anton Popov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Returns to Face-to-Face Interactions: Knowledge Spillovers in Silicon Valley
Discussant: Scott Stern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
10:20 am
Kaiji Gong, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Yao Amber Li, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Kalina Manova, University College London
Teng Sun, Stanford University

Tickets to the Global Market: First U.S. Patents and Chinese Firm Exports
Discussant: Lee G. Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
11:10 am
Break
11:30 am
Elias Einiö, London School of Economics
Josh Feng, University of Utah
Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics

Social Push and the Direction of Innovation
Discussant: Kyle R. Myers, Harvard University and NBER
12:20 pm
Lunch
1:20 pm
Stephanie D. Cheng, Edgeworth Economics
Elisabeth Perlman, U.S. Census Bureau
Joseph Staudt, U.S. Census Bureau
Wei Yang Tham, Harvard University

The Effect of Funding Delays on the Research Workforce: Evidence From Tax Records
Discussant: Danielle Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
2:10 pm
Ernest Liu, Princeton University and NBER
Song Ma, Yale University and NBER

Innovation Networks and R&D Allocation
Discussant: William R. Kerr, Harvard University and NBER
3:00 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Panel discussion: Challenges and Opportunities in Translating Innovation Research into Policy
Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development
Daniel Correa, Federation of American Scientists
Douglas Elmendorf, Harvard University
Daniel Goroff, Sloan Foundation
Caleb Watney, Institute for Progress
Moderator: Heidi Williams, Stanford University and NBER
5:00 pm
Adjourn
Wednesday, July 20
9:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:30 am
Utku A. Acikalin, TOBB University of Economics and Technology
Tolga Caskurlu, University of Amsterdam
Gerard Hoberg, University of Southern California
Gordon M. Phillips, Dartmouth College and NBER

Intellectual Property Protection Lost and Competition: An Examination Using Machine Learning
Sourav Medya, Northwestern University
Ryan Whalen, University of Hong Kong
Tara Sowrirajan, Northwestern University
Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University

A Deep Learning Approach to Quantify the Innovativeness and Future Impact of New Technology and Science (slides)
Discussants: Carl Shapiro, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
James Zou, Stanford University
11:10 am
Break
11:30 am
Evgenii Fadeev, Duke University

Creative Construction: Knowledge Sharing in Production Networks
Discussant: Ashish Arora, Duke University and NBER
12:20 pm
Lunch
1:20 pm
Francesca Truffa, University of Michigan
Ashley Wong, Tilburg University

Undergraduate Gender Diversity and Direction of Scientific Research
Discussant: David J. Deming, Harvard University and NBER
2:10 pm
Valerie Michelman, University of Delaware
Lucy Msall, University of Chicago

Sex, Drugs, and R&D: Missing Innovation from Regulating Female Enrollment in Clinical Trials
Discussant: Ariel Dora Stern, Hasso Plattner Institute
3:00 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Nicholas Pairolero, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Andrew Toole, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Peter-Anthony Pappas, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Charles A. deGrazia, EMLV
Mike H. Teodorescu, University of Washington

Closing the Gender Gap in Patenting: Evidence from a Randomized Control trial at the USPTO
Discussant: Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Stanford University
4:20 pm
Adjourn