This course is designed to guide graduate students to learn the core literature and academic foundations of innovation policy studies. The course will primarily focus on the economics of technological innovation, intellectual property law, the concept of the system of innovation, and their relationship with the economic growth as well as the firm’s strategy. Students will gain the necessary knowledge for reconciling theories in the fields of innovation management and policy.
Economics of Innovation Policy and Management
A combination of lectures and research paper readings by students for the following issues will be provided.
- R&D investment and the role of public policy
- The measurement of innovation, productivity and growth
- The national innovation system
- Innovative firms and markets
- Intellectural property rights and firms
- Diffusion and social returns
- Aggromeration of innovation
Students are expected to fully meet four-course requirements. Final grades are determined by the aggregation of the following scores:
•Class participation (30%)
•Paper summary assignment (20%)
•Written research proposal (30%)
•Research proposal presentation (20%)
C. Greenhalgh and M. Rogers, Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Economic Growth (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010)