This post is just to link together a few resources I want to keep track of, occasioned by the publication of a concise review of innovation economics by NBER this week.
- “Innovation: Market Failures and Public Policies”, by Kevin A. Bryan and Heidi L. Williams, 2021. A 60-page summary of innovation economics, both theory and evidence.
- “The Changing Structure of American Innovation: Some Cautionary Remarks for Economic Growth”, (2019) Arora et. al. Mostly a history of how U.S. R&D has evolved.
- “A Toolkit of Policies to Promote Innovation”, Nicholas Bloom, John Van Reenen, Heidi Williams (2019) A Journal of Economic Perspectives paper, written for non-economists; just what it sounds like.
- Syllabus: Economics of Ideas, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship (2015), from Scott Stern and Pierre Azoulay, whose class I had the privilege of auditing several years back.
Some posts on the “innovation agenda” here and here.