Iain Cockburn, Tim Wilsdon, Michele Pistollato, Rajini Jayasuriya, and Thomas Watson
The 1995 TRIPS Agreement between member states of the World Trade Organization (WTO) defines minimum standards of intellectual property (IP) protection and enforcement.
James Bessen’s article “How big technology systems are slowing innovation: The great IT revolution is no longer promoting economic dynamism. It’s preventing it” in
the MIT Technology Review February 17, 2022
James Bessen, Erich Denk, and Chen Meng
New research explaining the role of proprietary software investment in the rise in skill sorting and wage inequality.
James Bessen writing for
The Innovation Frontier Project at the Progressive Policy Institute on policy implications of large-scale IT investment leading to declining competition and increasing inequality.
Michael Meurer and Janet Freilich in
offering suggestions for improving the patent system. The Conversation
Tania Babina, Asaf Bernstein, and Filippo Mezzanotti
New research on the effect of the Great Depression on patenting and the role of financial crises as both destructive and creative forces for innovation.
James Bessen, Stephen Michael Impink, Lydia Reichensperger, and Robert Seamans
New research on the impact of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regime (“GDPR”) and data regulation on AI startups using unique survey data of commercial AI startups.
New research examining spillover effects of state funding of public universities, including increased innovation and entrepreneurial activity.
James Bessen and Cesare Righi
New research on the effects of large IT investments on employment and productivity.
Nicolas Crouzet, Apoorv Gupta, and Filippo Mezzanotti
A new study suggests that the Indian demonetization in 2016 spurred more rapid adoption of electronic payment systems.