2021 – 2022 Seminar Series

Spring 2022 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 2022 Seminar Series Schedule:

February 9: James Bessen, TPRI, “The Remainder Effect: How Automation Complements Labor”

February 16: Daniele Moschella, “Institute of Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, International Patent Protection and Trade: Transaction-Level Evidence”

February 23: Mauro Caselli, School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy), “Stop worrying and love the robot: An activity-based approach to assess the impact of robotization on employment dynamics”

March 2: Ronja Roettger, Utrecht, “Firm-specific technology, firm wage premiums and worker sorting”

March 16: Xiupeng Wang, Skidmore College, “Information Technology, Firm Size, and Industrial Concentration”

March 23: Klaus Keller, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, “Robotizing to Compete: Evidence from the Eastern European Enlargement”

March 30: Luise Eisfeld, TPRI, “Acquisitions and Entry in Software Markets”

April 6: Siobhan Innes-Gawn, TPRI, “Timing and R&D Responses to Tax Incentives for Innovation: The Orphan Drug Tax Credit and Clinical Trials for Rare Cancers”

April 13: Leonardo Ortega, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Sharpen your Sword: The Reaction of Branded Pharmaceutical Firms to the Threat of Generic Entry”

April 20:  Stephen Michael Impink, NYU, “Understanding how startups address ethical issues”

April 27:  Gaurab Aryal, University of Virginia, “An Event Study Approach to Valuing Pharmaceutical Drugs”

May 4:  Lucy Xiaolu Wang, University of Massachusetts Amherst, “Procurement Institutions and Essential Drug Supply in Low and Middle-Income Countries”

May 18:  Felix Poege, TPRI, “Valuing Pharmaceutical Patent Thickets”

Fall 2021 Seminar Series Schedule:

September 15: Stephen Michael Impink (NYU), “Ethics and AI Startups”

September 22: Angie Aquatella, TPRI,”Optimal Design of Pharmaceutical Contracts for Static and Dynamic Efficiency”

September 29: Ellen van’t Klooster, Utrecht, “Monopolistic price-setting behavior of IT firms – Comparing markups of IT-firms to non-IT firms”

October 6: Rodimiro Rodrigo Flores, “Robot Adoption, Organizational Capital, and the Productivity Paradox”

October 13:  Felix Poege, TPRI, “Competition and Innovation: The Breakup of IG Farben”

October 20:  John L. Turner, University of Georgia, “Strategic Delay of Patent Enforcement”

October 27:  Farzana Chowdhury, Durham, “Digitalization, Corruption, and Internationalization”

November 3: Wang Jin, MIT, “Productivity on the Cloud: Evidence from Firms’ Labor Demand”

November 10: Erich Denk and Tim Simcoe, TPRI, “Seminar: New Methods in DID”

November 17: Christophe Combemale, CMU, “How It’s Made: A General Theory of the Labor Implications of Technology Change”

December 1: Siobhan Innes-Gawn, TPRI, “Strategic Generic Entry Accommodation: The Case of Pharmaceutical Product Hopping”

December 8: Joonas Tuhkuri, MIT, “New Evidence on the Effect of Technology on Employment and Skill Demand”

December 15: (10 a.m. ET) Po-Hsuan Hsu, National Tsing Hua University, “Injunctions, Firm Value, and Technology Commercialization”