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Handbook of the Economics of Innovation Set

Economists examine the genesis of technological change and the ways we commercialize and diffuse it.  The economics of property rights and patents, in addition to industry applications, are also surveyed through literature reviews and predictions about fruitful research directions.

- Two volumes, available as a set or sold separately

Students and researchers studying technological change.  Articles are written by economists for a multidisciplinary readership, including industry professionals, attorneys, educators, and anyone interested in new technologies.

Hardbound, 1400 Pages

Published: March 2010

Imprint: North-holland

ISBN: 978-0-444-53611-2


  • For too long the policy importance of innovation has taken a back seat to short-term stimulus initiatives. Hall and Rosenberg have assembled a scholarly collection of papers that provide a timely guide for rediscovering the role of innovation in economic growth.
    Albert N. Link, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


  • Volume I: Chapters 1-16

      1. Introduction to the handbook;  2.  The contribution of economic history to the study of innovation and technical change: 1750-1914;  3.  Technical change and industrial dynamics as evolutionary processes;  4.  Empirical studies of innovative activity and performance;  5.  The economics of science; 6.  University research and public-private interaction; 7.  Property rights and invention; 8.  Stylized facts in the geography of innovation; 9.  Open User Innovation; 10.  Learning by doing; 11.  Innovative conduct in computing and internet markets; 12.  Pharmaceutical innovation; 13.  Collective invention and invention networks; 14.  The financing of R&D and innovation; 15.  The market for technology; 16.  Technological innovation and the theory of the firm: The role of enterprise level knowledge, complimentarities, and (dynamic) capabilities

      Volume II: Chapters 17-29

      17.  The diffusion of new technology; 18.  General purpose technologies; 19.  International trade, foreign direct investment, and technology spillovers; 20.  Innovation and economic development; 21.Energy, the environment, and technological change; 22.  The economics of innovation and technical change in agriculture; 23.  Growth accounting; 24.  Returns to R&D and productivity; 25.  Patent statistics as innovation indicators; 26.  Innovation surveys; 27.  Systems of innovation; 28.  Economics of technology policy; 29.  Military R&D and innovation


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