Born: September 21, 1950,
Family Status: Married, three children.
Tel-Aviv 69978 e-mail: email@example.com
Ph.D. in Economics (with Distinction), 1984.
M.A. in Economics, 1976
B.A. in Economics and Sociology (with Honors), 1973.
HONORS AND AWARDS
National Science Foundation Grant, 2005-08, SES-0527657 "Harnessing Patent Data for Social Science Research" (with Iain Cockburn, Bronwyn Hall and Woody Powell).
US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Grant 2004097, 2005-08, “Innovation in the Early Automobile Industry, and the Interaction with Infrastructure Development” (with Ariel Pakes and Liran Einav).
CIAR – Canadian Institute of Advanced Research, Economic Growth Program
Fellow, 1998 - 2002
Grant from The
Grant from the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, 1995-98 (with Nathan Rosenberg) “The Steam Engine and Lasers: a Study of General Purpose Technologies.”
National Science Foundation Grant, 1994-97 (with Adam Jaffe) “The Sources and Effects of Knowledge Spillovers.”
National Science Foundation Grant, 1994-97 (with Adam Jaffe), “Using Patent Citation Data to Trace Knowledge Flows.”
National Science Foundation Grant SES91-10516, 1991-92 (with A. Jaffe and Michael S. Fogarty) “Getting Down to Basics: Using University and Corporate Patents to Identify Basic Innovations and Trace Their Diffusion.”
Invited plenary lecture to the biennial meetings of the Israeli Economic Association, Tel-Aviv 1991: “Technology and Economics: The Opening of the ‘Black Box’.”
Awarded the Robert Troupe Paine Prize for 1986-1989 by the Board of Syndics of Harvard University Press, Sept. 1990 (see Publications below).
Co-winner of the 1990 International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society Biennial Prize Competition, June 1990 (see Publications below).
Named one of the top seven teachers at Tel-Aviv University, for the academic year 1987/88.
American Research Fellowship ($7,000), US Information Agency, June 1985.
The Joseph Schumpeter Fellowship ($6,000),
Chairman, January 2002 – January 2004
Acting Chairman, August 2001 – December 2001
Full Professor, since 2004
Associate Professor, 1997 - 2004
Senior Lecturer, 1991 - 1997
Landau Visiting Senior Fellow at SIEPR / CREEG, Fall 2004 (half sabbatical)
National Bureau of Economic Research, and
Visiting Fellow (half sabbatical), Fall 2000.
Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, and Visiting Senior Research Associate, Center for Economic Policy Research, 1993-94 (sabbatical)
Senior Research Fellow, academic year 1989/90 (sabbatical).
Visiting Fellow, summer of 1988.
Visiting Scholar, Summer of 1985.
Teaching Fellow, 1980-83
OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
The Sapir Forum
Director, since 2005; Research Program on the Economics of Higher Education (joint with the Neaman Institute)
The Samuel Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Head, Program on “Science, Technology and the Economy”, since 1999
Research Fellow, since 1999
National Bureau of Economic Research,
Research Associate, since 1991
Faculty Research Fellow, 1986, 1987.
Conference on Research in Income and Wealth
The Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW),
Member, since 2005
The World Bank
Consultant on Innovation and R&D Policy for Development, 2005 –
Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies - IMT,
Member of the Scientific Board, 2005 -
The Rand Journal of Economics
Associate Editor, 1995 - 2003
The Journal of Industrial Economics
The Journal of Technology Transfer
Board of Editors, since 2002
The Journal of Innovation and New Technology
Associate Editor, since 1989
Associate Editor, 1999 – 2003
The International Journal of Industrial Organization
Associate Editor, 1994 - 2000
Ministry of Industry and Trade, Office of the Chief Scientist, “Magnet” Program for the Support of Generic, Pre-Competitive Technologies
Member of the Directorate, 1997- 2000
The National Council for Research and Development, and
The National Council for the Development of Scientific and Technological
Member (a Government appointment), 1996/97
Committee for Drafting Merger Guidelines for
Member, by appointment of the Minister of Trade and Industry, 1995
Foerder Institute for Economic Research, and Sackler Institute of Economic
Faculty of Social Sciences,
Director, 1991 - 93
Board of Directors, 1998 - 2004
Board of Directors, 1998-2001
The American Economic Review, Econometrica, The Rand Journal of Economics, The
Review of Economics and Statistics, the National Science Foundation, the Binational
Science Foundation, The Journal of International Economics, The Journal of
Innovation and New Technology,
Patents, Citations and Innovations: A Window on the
Knowledge Economy (with Adam Jaffe).
Economic Analysis of
Product Innovation -
The Case of
“Defense R&D in the Anti-Terrorist Era”. Defence and Peace Economics, forthcoming 2006.
“Patent Citations and the Geography of Knowledge Spillovers: A Reassessment – Comment” (with Rebecca Henderson and Adam Jaffe). American Economic Review, 95 (1), March 2005, pp. 461- 464.
“Market Value and Patent Citations” (with Adam Jaffe and Bronwyn H. Hall). Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 36 (1), Spring 2005, pp. 16 – 38.
“A General Purpose Technology at Work: The Corliss Steam Engine in the late 19th Century US” (with Nathan Rosenberg). The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 64, No. 1, March 2004, pp. 61-99.
“In Memoriam: Zvi Griliches (1930-1999).” (joint with Ernst R. Berndt). Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 27 (2001), pp. 93-97.
“Knowledge Spillovers and Patent Citations: Evidence from A Survey of Inventors” (with Adam Jaffe and Michael S. Fogarty). American Economic Review, Vol. 90, Papers and Proceedings, May 2000, pp. 215-218.
“International Knowledge Flows: Evidence from Patent Citations” (with Adam Jaffe)., Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 1999, 8, pp. 105-136.
"Universities as a Source of Commercial
Technology: A Detailed Analysis of University Patenting 1965-1988" (with
R. Henderson and A. Jaffe). Review of Economics and Statistics,
February 1998, Vol LXXX (1), pp. 119-127. (Reprinted in: Navaretti, G.B.,
Dasgupta, P., Maler K.G. and D. Siniscalco (eds.), Creation and Transfer of
"University versus Corporate Patents: A Window on the Basicness of Invention." (with R. Henderson and A. Jaffe). Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 1997, 5 (1), pp. 19-50.
"Market Segmentation and the Sources of Rents from Innovation: Personal Computers in the late 1980's" (with Timothy Bresnahan and Scott Stern). Rand Journal of Economics, Special Issue in Honor of Richard Quandt, 1997, 28 (0), pp. S17-S44.
"Flows of Knowledge from Universities and Federal
Laboratories: Modeling the Flow of Patent Citations over Time and across
Institutional and Geographic Boundaries.” (with Adam
Jaffe). Proceedings of the
"General Purpose Technologies - Engines of Growth?" (with Timothy Bresnahan). Journal of Econometrics, January 1995, 65(1), pp. 83-108.
"Geographic Localization of Knowledge Spillovers
as Evidenced by
Patent Citations” (with A. Jaffe
"A Penny for Your Quotes: Patent Citations and the Value of Innovations". The Rand Journal of Economics, Spring 1990, 21(1), 172-187.
"The Welfare Analysis of Product Innovations, with an Application to Computed Tomography Scanners". Journal of Political Economy, April 1989, 97(2), 444-479.
Diffusion of Innovations:
A Methodological Reappraisal"
The Use of Multivariate Regression Analysis in Contrast-Detail Studies of CT Scanners". Medical Physics 11 (4), July/August 1984, 456-64.
"Performance in Innovation in the Israeli Electronics
Industry: A Case Study
in Biomedical Electronics
Instrumentation". Research Policy 5, 1976, 354-379 (with M. Teubal
III. Chapters in Books
“Uncovering General Purpose Technologies using Patent Data” (with Bronwyn Hall). In Antonelli, C., D. Foray, B. H. Hall, and W. E. Steinmueller (eds.), New Frontiers in the Economics of Innovation and New Technology. Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2005.
“Crafting Defense R&D Policy in the Anti-Terrorist Era”. in A. Jaffe, J. Lerner and S. Stern (eds.), Innovation Policy and the Economy, Vol. 4, pp. 1 – 34, National Bureau of Economic Research, MIT Press, 2004.
“R&D Policy in
“Patient Welfare and Patient Compliance: An Empirical
Framework for Measuring the Benefits from Pharmaceutical Innovation” (with Paul
Ellickson and Scott Stern). In Ernst R. Berndt and David M. Cutler. (eds.), Medical
Care Output and Productivity. Chicago,
"Diffusion of General Purpose Technologies” (with
Elhanan Helpman). In Helpman, E. (ed.), General Purpose Technologies and
Time to Sow
and a Time
to Reap: Growth Based on General
Purpose Technologies" (with Elhanan Helpman). In Helpman, E. (ed.), General
Purpose Technologies and Economic Growth.
Prices for the American Automobile Industry: 1906-
"Quality-adjusted Price Indices and the Measurement of Economic Growth", in Technology and Productivity, The Challenge for Economic Policy, O.E.C.D., Paris 1991, pp. 219-228.
IV. Submitted for Publication
“Empirical Implications of Physician Authority in Pharmaceutical Decisionmaking” (with Scott Stern). To the Journal of Health Economics (revise and resubmit).
V. Publications in Hebrew
“R&D, High Tech and Economic Growth.” The Economic Quarterly, 49, December 2002, pp. 628-237.
an Industrial and
Technological Policy for
VI. Working Papers
“The NBER Patent Citations Data File: Lessons, Insights and Methodological Tools” (with Bronwyn Hall and Adam Jaffe). NBER WP No. 8498, October 2001.
“The Meaning of Patent Citations: Report on the NBER/Case-Western Reserve Survey of Patentees” (with Adam B. Jaffe and Michael S. Fogarty). NBER WP 7631, April 2000.