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Reading Material

List of reading material for this course, with links to open access reading if available.

All "chapter" references refer to: Bart Verspagen (incomplete version 2005), "The economics of technological change." Available at: http://www.tm.tue.nl/ecis/bart/book.zip

 

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

Readings:

Chapter 1 and 3

 

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

Readings:

Chapter 2

David, P.A. (1993) "Intellectual Property Institutions and the Panda's Thumb: Patents, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets in Economic Theory and History." In Global Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights in Science and Technology, edited by M.B. Wallerstein, M.E. Mogee and R.A. Schoen, 19-64. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. Similar paper available at:  http://www.compilerpress.atfreeweb.com/Anno%20David%20Evolution%20of%20IP%20Institutions%201992.htm

 

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

Readings:

Chapter 4

Van Cayseele, P. (1998) “Market structure and innovation: a survey of the last twenty years.” De Economist 146: 391-417.

 

Lecture 4 - Macroeconomic analysis of technological change

Readings:

Chapter 6 and 7

 

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

Readings:

Smith, K., (2004) “Measuring Innovation”, chapter 6 in Fagerberg, J., Mowery. D. and R.R. Nelson (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press. For an overview of Keith Smith's ideas visit: http://ideas.repec.org/e/psm66.html

Griliches, Z. (1990). “Patent Statistics as Economic Indicators: A Survey.” Journal of Economic Literature XXVIII: 1661-1707.

 

Lecture 6 - Economic growth: an evolutionary view

Readings:

Chapter 8

Silverberg, G., and Fagerberg, J. (1988). Why Growth Rates Differ. Technical Change and Economic Theory. G. Dosi, C. Freeman, R. R. Nelson, G. Silverberg and L. Soete. London, Pinter. 16: 87-99.

 

Lecture 7 - Endogenous growth theory

Readings:

Chapter 9

Grossman, G. M. and E. Helpman (1991). Innovation and Growth in the Global Economy. Cambridge MA, MIT Press, chapter 3.

 

Lecture 8 - Globalization, location and innovation

Readings:

Cantwell, J., and S. Iammarino. "EU regions and Multinational Corporations: Change, Stability and Strengthening of Technological Comparative Advantage." Industrial and Corporate Change 10 (2001): 1007-1037.

Krugman, P. (1990). Rethinking International Trade. Cambridge MA, MIT Press, chapter 7.

 

Lecture 9 - Evolving policy perspectives on innovation

Readings:

Borras, S. and B.A Lundvall, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, chapter 22 in Fagerberg, J., Mowery. D. and R.R. Nelson (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Innovation, Oxford University Press, 2004.

 

Lecture 10 - innovation studies: how the scholarly community works

Readings:

Fagerberg, J. & B. Verspagen, Is There a Community of Innovation Scholars?, Paper for the 2006 DRUID conference. Available at: http://www2.druid.dk/conferences/viewpaper.php?id=463&cf=8

 

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