Disclosure and Subsequent Innovation: Evidence from the Patent Depository Library Program
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We thank Sharon Belenzon, Ben Jones, Abhishek Nagaraj, Ariel Dora Stern, Scott Stern, Toby Stuart, Rosemarie Ziedonis, Bo Zhao, and participants at the NBER-AIEA Hong Kong, NBER-PIE program meeting, NBER Productivity, REER Atlanta, TILEC Tilburg, and UT-Austin Empirical Patent Law conferences, and numerous seminars for helpful comments and suggestions. We thank Regina Seibel for excellent research assistance. We also thank Christopher Dillon, Eileen Fischlschweiger, and Larayne Dallas for their helpful and patient replies to all our questions. Markus Nagler and Martin Watzinger gratefully acknowledge financial support from the DFG through CRC TR 190. Nagler gratefully acknowledges financial support by the Elite Network of Bavaria through Evidence-Based Economics and by the DAAD through a scholarship for doctoral students. Jeff Furman gratefully acknowledges financial support from NSF SciSIP grant, SES-1564368. Parts of this paper were written while Markus Nagler was visiting MIT Economics and while Martin Watzinger was visiting the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. We thank both departments for their hospitality. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.