SI 2023 Innovation

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

July 18-19, 2023

Ballroom A

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

Conference Code of Conduct

Tuesday, July 18
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:15 am
Welcome and Introductions
9:30 am
Filippo Mezzanotti, Northwestern University
Timothy Simcoe, Boston University and NBER

Innovation and Appropriability: Revisiting the Role of Intellectual Property
Discussant: Scott Stern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
10:20 am
Antonin Bergeaud, HEC Paris
Julia Schmidt, Banque de France
Riccardo Zago, Banque de France

Patents that Match your Standards: Firm-level Evidence on Competition and Innovation
Discussant: Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics
11:10 am
Break
11:30 am
Alexis Stevenson, Hanken School of Economics
Tuomas Takalo, Bank of Finland
Otto Toivanen, Aalto University

The Incentive and Welfare Effects of the European Unitary Patent
Discussant: Mitsuru Igami, Yale University
12:20 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
Philippe Aghion, London School of Economics
Céline Antonin, Sciences Po
Xueping Sun, Stanford University
David Stromberg, Stockholm University
Luc Paluskiewicz, Paris School of Economics
Raphael Wargon, Paris School of Economics
Karolina Westin, Stockholm University

Does Chinese Research Hinge on US Coauthors ? Evidence from the China Initiative (slides)
Discussant: Lee G. Branstetter, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
2:20 pm
Daniel P. Gross, Duke University and NBER
Bhaven N. Sampat, Arizona State University and NBER

America, Jump-started: World War II R&D and the Takeoff of the U.S. Innovation System
Discussant: Maryann Feldman, Arizona State University
3:10 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned from Operation Warp Speed
Arielle D'Souza, Institute for Progress
Kumar Garg, Schmidt Futures
Moncef Slaoui, former head of Operation Warp Speed
Christopher M. Snyder, Dartmouth College and NBER
Moderator: Benjamin Jones, Northwestern University and NBER
5:00 pm
Adjourn
5:30 pm
Reception (Ballroom Foyer)
Wednesday, July 19
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:30 am
Soomi Kim, Columbia University

Shortcuts to Innovation: The Use of Analogies in Knowledge Production
Discussant: Carolyn Stein, University of California, Berkeley
10:20 am
Parker Rogers, National Bureau of Economic Research

Regulating the Innovators: Approval Costs and Innovation in Medical Technologies
Discussant: Ariel Dora Stern, Harvard University
11:10 am
Break
11:30 am
Martin Watzinger, University of Muenster
Monika Schnitzer, University of Munich

The Breakup of the Bell System and its Impact on US Innovation
Discussant: Judith A. Chevalier, Yale University and NBER
12:20 pm
Lunch
Afternoon session joint with Entrepreneurship and Digital Economics and Artificial Intelligence
1:30 pm
Joel Waldfogel, University of Minnesota and NBER

The Welfare Effects of Gender-Inclusive Intellectual Property Creation: Evidence from Books
Discussant: Rembrand M. Koning, Harvard University
2:30 pm
Sendhil Mullainathan, University of Chicago and NBER
Ashesh Rambachan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

From Predictive Algorithms to Automatic Generation of Anomalies
Discussant: Colin Camerer, California Institute of Technology
3:10 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

Distorted Innovation: Does the Market Get the Direction of Technology Right?
Discussant: Manuel Trajtenberg, Tel Aviv University and NBER
4:20 pm
Adjourn