2023 – 2024 Seminar Series

TPRI Works-in-Progress Seminar Series

Spring 2024 TPRI’s Works-in-Progress Seminar Series (formerly known as TPRI’s Brown Bag Seminar Series) will be on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. To be added to the seminar mailing list as an attendee, please email tpri@bu.edu.

Spring 2024 Seminar Series Schedule:

January 31:  Sina Khoshsokhan, University of Colorado Boulder, “The Costs They Are a-Rising: Commercialization Costs and the Innovation Process in Drug Development”

February 07:  Evgenii Fedeev, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, “Creative Construction: Knowledge Sharing and Cooperation Between Firms”

February 14:  Lucy Xiaolu Wang, University of Massachusetts Amherst, “Marketing Authorization and Strategic Patenting: Evidence from Pharmaceuticals”

February 21:  Jorge L. Contreras, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, “Limiting the International Trade Commission’s Patent Jurisdiction”

February 28:  Roxana Mihet, Swiss Finance Institute at HEC Lausanne and CEPR, “Cyber Risk-Driven Innovation in the Modern Data Economy”

March 6:  Justine Boudou, Harvard Business School, “Innovation Under Resource Constraints: Supercomputing in Scientific Research”

March 13:  April Burrage, University of Massachusetts Amherst, “Does State R&D Policy Move Small Tech Firms towards Federal Funding? Evidence from Business Registration Records”

March 20:  Marek Giebel, Copenhagen Business School, “Fiscal Transparency and the Social Benefits of Government Funded Research”

March 27:  Ivan Png, National University of Singapore, “Face-to-face is not more effective than virtual informal interaction in work engagement”

April 3:  Ann-Christin Kreyer, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, “Megaprojects, Digital Platforms, and Productivity: Evidence from the Human Brain Project”

April 10:  Andrés Madariaga Espinoza, KU Leuven, “Do Funded Research Projects Deviate from Grant Proposals, and Does it Matter?”

April 17:  Ryan Shin, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, “Industry Termination Initiative and R&D Organizations: Evidence from Nuclear Phase Out Initiative in Korea”

April 24:  Seula Kim, Princeton University, “Product Switching and Young Firm Dynamics”

May 1:  Franziska Kaiser, University of Lausanne – HEC, “Get Rich or Die Tryin’: Concerts and the Digitization of Recorded Music”

May 8:  Ronja Roettger, TPRI, “Firm-specific technology, firm wage premiums and worker sorting”

May 15:  Bernhard Ganglmair, University of Mannheim & ZEW, “Do Judicial Assignments Matter? Evidence from Random Case Allocation”

Fall 2023 Seminar Series Schedule:

September 13: Michael Impink, HEC Paris, “The Role of Ethical Principles in AI Startups”

September 20:  Will Matcham, London School of Economics and Political Science, “Screening Property Rights for Innovation”

September 27: Adrian Goettfried and Joachim Henkel, Technical University of Munich, “The locus of value capture: Bifurcated vs. integrated patent licensing”

October 4:  Po-Hsuan Hsu, National Tsing Hua University, “Tracking the Evolution of Product Inventions with Trademark Data”

October 11:  Angelo Cuzzola, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, “The dynamics of automation adoption: Firm-level heterogeneity and aggregate employment effects”

October 18:  Parker Rogers, National Bureau of Economic Research, “Regulating the Innovators: Approval Costs and Innovation in Medical Technologies”

October 25:  Eduard Storm, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, “The Diffusion of Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Wages and Employment”

November 1:  Sofie Cairo, HBS/ Polytechnic University of Milan, “Publish or Procreate: The Effect of Motherhood on Academic Performance”

November 8:  Gauri Subramani, Lehigh University, “Gender gaps in patent citation”

November 15:  Michael Salinger, Boston University, “Product Offering Complexity: Implications for Tying Doctrine”

November 29:  Samantha Zyontz, Boston University, “Open science or entrenchment? The role of biological repositories on inter-institutional co-creation”

December 6:  Josh Feng, University of Utah, “Abstract Patents and Innovation: Evidence from Alice v. CLS Bank”

December 13: James Bessen, Boston University, “Competing for Talent: Large Firms and Startup Growth”