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Lectures

Introduction to the lectures, and a page for each slide presentation with its own introduction

Lecture 1 - The economic impact of technological change and innovation: a historical overview

In this lecture Verspagen will provide a historical perspective on the innovation process, and its impact on the economy. He will start by reviewing several basic notions in innovation analysis, illustrated by two historical cases. He will then sketch out the idea of long waves of economic development, as developed by Freeman, Soete and others.

Lecture 1 - The economic impact of technological change and innovation: a historical overview

 

Lecture 2 - Intellectual property rights: the role of patents in innovation

In this lecture Verspagen will address the economic theory of intellectual property rights (patents), posing the questions: why are patents useful for innovation, and how should they be designed?

Lecture 2 - Intellectual property rights: the role of patents in innovation

 

Lecture 3 - The microeconomic foundations of the economic theory of innoavtion

In this lecture Verspagen will cover several basic models that analyse the microeconomic aspects of innovation and the economy. These include models of patent races, and an evolutionary model of market structure and innovation.

Lecture 3 - The microeconomic foundations of the economic theory of innovation

 

Lecture 4 - Macroeconomic analysis of technological change

Here Verspagen will first cover the basic concepts necessary for the macroeconomic analysis of innovation (the production function and productivity), followed by an analysis of the relationship between employment and innovation.

Lecture 4 - Macroeconomic analyisis of technological change

 

Lecture 5  - Indicators of innovation and technological change: R&D and patents

This lecture will outline the use of patents and R&D as innovation indicators.

Lecture 5 - Indicators of innovation and technological change: R&D and patents

 

Lecture 6 - Economic growth: an evolutionary view

This lecture will introduce the main stylized facts of the process of modern economic growth, and will provide a broad historical explanation for it, based on an evolutionary theory of economic change and innovation.

Lecture 6 - Economic growth: an evolutionary view

 

Lecture 7 - Endogenous growth theory

This lecture will explain how mainstream economic theory has incorporated the role of innovation in economic growth.

Lecture 7 - Endogenous growth theory

 

Lecture 8 - Globalization, location and innovation

This lecture will explain how technology plays a role in globalization (i.e., increased Foreign Direct Investment flows and international trade flows), and address how geographical location interacts with innovation.

Lecture 8 - Globalization, location and innovation

 

Lecture 9 - Evolving policy perspectives on innovation

This lecture will discuss how governments have tried to influence the process of innovation and technological change over the past 50-60 years.

Lecture 9 - Evolving policy perspectives on innovation

 

Lecture 10 - innovation studies: how the scholarly community works

This final lecture will explain the evolution of the scholarly community focusing on innovation, over the past few decades.

Lecture 10 - Innovation studies: how the scholarly community works

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