Appropriability and the timing of innovation: Evidence from MIT inventions
NBER Working Paper No. 9735
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We thank Fritz Foley, Yan Meuniere, Scott Stern, Jerry Thursby, and participants of seminars at Carnegie Mellon, Emory, and Stanford Universities, the NBER Summer Institute and the International Industrial Organization Conference at Northwestern University for useful comments. We are particularly grateful to Lita Nelson of the MIT Technology Licensing Office for providing access to the data and for answering many questions. Thursby gratefully acknowledges the Kauffman Foundation and the National Science Foundation (Awards SES-0094573 and NSF-IGERT 0221600). Both Thursby and Dechenaux thank the Alan and Mildred Peterson Foundation for research support. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.