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Innovation Policy and the Economy, 2019

Volume 20

The chapters in this twentieth volume of Innovation Policy and the Economy present research on the interactions among public policy, the innovation process, and the economy. One explores changes in the ability of the U.S. to attract talented foreign workers and the role of sponsoring institutions in shaping immigration policy. Another explains how the division of innovative labor between research universities and corporate labs affected productivity growth and the transformation of knowledge into new products and processes. A third reviews different innovation policies and their performance in the pharmaceutical sector. Next is a chapter on the effects of competition policy on innovation, “creative destruction,” and economic growth. A fifth chapter studies how experimental policy design can be a cost-effective way to attain program goals. The last chapter examines geographic disparities in innovation, joblessness, and technological dynamism and studies how reallocation of grants and geographically targeted entrepreneurship policy could affect labor supply and welfare.

Table of Contents

Josh Lerner and Scott Stern

The Gift of Global Talent: Innovation Policy and the Economy
William R. Kerr

The Changing Structure of American Innovation: Some Cautionary Remarks for Economic Growth
Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon, Andrea Patacconi, and Jungkyu Suh

The Alignment of Innovation Policy and Social Welfare: Evidence from Pharmaceuticals
Margaret K. Kyle

Antitrust and Innovation: Welcoming and Protecting Disruption
Giulio Federico, Fiona Scott Morton, and Carl Shapiro

Experimental Innovation Policy
Albert Bravo-Biosca

The Spatial Mismatch between Innovation and Joblessness
Edward L. Glaeser and Naomi Hausman

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