Bronwyn H. Hall
University of California, Berkeley
123 Tamalpais Road
Berkeley, CA 94708
NBER Program Affiliations:
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of California at Berkeley
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|May 2020||Patents, Innovation, and Development|
|April 2020||Tax Policy for Innovation|
in Innovation and Public Policy, Austan Goolsbee and Benjamin Jones, editors
|April 2019||Tax Policy for Innovation|
|November 2018||Green Technology Diffusion: A Post-Mortem Analysis of the Eco-Patent Commons|
with Jorge L. Contreras, Christian Helmers: w25271
|July 2018||Should There Be Lower Taxes on Patent Income?|
with Fabian Gaessler, Dietmar Harhoff: w24843
|March 2018||Is There a Role for Patents in the Financing of New Innovative Firms?|
Published: Bronwyn H Hall, 2019. "Is there a role for patents in the financing of new innovative firms?," Industrial and Corporate Change, vol 28(3), pages 657-680. citation courtesy of
|February 2018||Intellectual Property Use in Middle Income Countries: The Case of Chile|
with Carsten Fink, Christian Helmers: w24348
|January 2018||The Impact of International Patent Systems: Evidence from Accession to the European Patent Convention|
with Christian Helmers: w24207
Published: Bronwyn H. Hall & Christian Helmers, 2019. "The impact of international patent systems: Evidence from accession to the European Patent Convention," Research Policy, vol 48(9). citation courtesy of
|July 2016||Depreciation of Business R&D Capital|
with Wendy C.Y. Li: w22473
Forthcoming in the Review of Income and Wealth citation courtesy of
|August 2015||Technology Entry in the Presence of Patent Thickets|
with Christian Helmers, Georg von Graevenitz: w21455
|May 2015||The Market Value of R&D in Weak Innovation Regimes: Evidence from India|
with Sunil Kanwar: w21196
Published: B.E. Journal of Applied Economic Policy 17(1).
|February 2015||An Empirical Analysis of Primary and Secondary Pharmaceutical Patents in Chile|
with María José Abud Sittler, Christian Helmers: w20995
Published: PLOS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124257
|September 2014||Appropriability Mechanisms, Innovation and Productivity: Evidence from the UK|
with Vania Sena: w20514
forthcoming in Economics of Innovation and New Technology citation courtesy of
|February 2014||Patents as Quality Signals? The Implications for Financing Constraints on R&D|
with Dirk Czarnitzki, Hanna Hottenrott: w19947
Published: Economics of Innovation and New Technology 25 (3): 197-217. citation courtesy of
|May 2013||The Importance (or not) of Patents to UK Firms|
with Christian Helmers, Mark Rogers, Vania Sena: w19089
Published: Bronwyn H. Hall & Christian Helmers & Mark Rogers & Vania Sena, 2013. "The importance (or not) of patents to UK firms," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 65(3), pages 603-629, July. citation courtesy of
|May 2012||Evidence on the Impact of R&D and ICT Investment on Innovation and Productivity in Italian Firms|
with Francesca Lotti, Jacques Mairesse: w18053
Published: Bronwyn H. Hall & Francesca Lotti & Jacques Mairesse, 2013. "Evidence on the impact of R&D and ICT investments on innovation and productivity in Italian firms," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(3), pages 300-328, April. citation courtesy of
|April 2012||The Choice between Formal and Informal Intellectual Property: A Literature Review|
with Christian Helmers, Mark Rogers, Vania Sena: w17983
Published: Bronwyn Hall, Christian Helmers, Mark Rogers, Vania Sena “The Choice between Formal and Informal Intellectual Property: A Review.” Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 52, No. 2, June 2014 (pp. 375-423)
|January 2012||Recent Research on the Economics of Patents|
with Dietmar Harhoff: w17773
Published: Bronwyn H. Hall & Dietmar Harhoff, 2012. "Recent Research on the Economics of Patents," Annual Review of Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 4(1), pages 541-565, 07. citation courtesy of
|June 2011||Innovation and Productivity|
|April 2011||The Art and Science of Innovation Policy: Introduction|
in The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, editors
|March 2011||Innovation and Diffusion of Clean/Green Technology: Can Patent Commons Help?|
with Christian Helmers: w16920
Published: Hall, Bronwyn H. & Helmers, Christian, 2013. "Innovation and diffusion of clean/green technology: Can patent commons help?," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 66(1), pages 33-51. citation courtesy of
|September 2010||The role of patent protection in (clean/green) technology transfer|
with Christian Helmers: w16323
Published: The role of patent protection in (clean/green) technology transfer, with Christian Helmers (Oxford University), Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal 26 (2010): 487-532.
|August 2010||Measuring the Returns to R&D: The Depreciation Problem|
in Contributions in Memory of Zvi Griliches, Jacques Mairesse and Manuel Trajtenberg, editors
|March 2010||Harmonizing and Combining Large Datasets - An Application to Firm-Level Patent and Accounting Data|
with Grid Thoma, Salvatore Torrisi, Alfonso Gambardella, Dominique Guellec, Dietmar Harhoff: w15851
|December 2009||Measuring the Returns to R&D|
with Jacques Mairesse, Pierre Mohnen: w15622
Published: easuring the returns to R&D, with Jacques Mairesse and Pierre Mohnen, November 2009. Draft of chapter prepared for the Elsevier Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, B. H. Hall and N. Rosenberg (eds.), April 2010.
|September 2009||The Financing of R&D and Innovation|
with Josh Lerner: w15325
Published: Financing R&D and innovation, with Josh Lerner, draft of chapter prepared for the Elsevier Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, B. H. Hall and N. Rosenberg (eds.), April 2010, pp. 609-639.
|April 2009||Business and Financial Method Patents, Innovation, and Policy|
Published: Bronwyn H. Hall, 2009.
"Business And Financial Method Patents, Innovation, And Policy,"
Scottish Journal of Political Economy,
Scottish Economic Society, vol. 56(s1), pages 443-473, 09.
citation courtesy of
|February 2009||Financial Patenting in Europe|
with Grid Thoma, Salvatore Torrisi: w14714
Published: Hall, B. H., Thoma, G. and Torrisi, S. (2009), Financial patenting in Europe. European Management Review, 6: 45–63. doi: 10.1057/emr.2009.3
|December 2008||Innovation and Productivity in SMEs: Empirical Evidence for Italy|
with Francesca Lotti, Jacques Mairesse: w14594
Published: Bronwyn Hall & Francesca Lotti & Jacques Mairesse, 2009. "Innovation and productivity in SMEs: empirical evidence for Italy," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 33(1), pages 13-33, June. citation courtesy of
|March 2008||Evaluating the Impact of Technology Development Funds in Emerging Economies: Evidence from Latin America|
with Alessandro Maffioli: w13835
Published: Bronwyn Hall & Alessandro Maffioli, 2008. "Evaluating the impact of technology development funds in emerging economies: evidence from Latin America," European Journal of Development Research, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 20(2), pages 172-198. citation courtesy of
|October 2007||Measuring the Returns to R&D: The Depreciation Problem|
Published: Bronwyn H. HALL, 2005. "Measuring the Returns to R&D: the Depreciation Problem," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 79-80, pages 341-381. citation courtesy of
|September 2007||The market value of patents and R&D: Evidence from European firms |
with Grid Thoma, Salvatore Torrisi: w13426
Published: B. H. HALL & G. THOMA & S. TORRISI, 2007. "THE MARKET VALUE OF PATENTS AND R&D: EVIDENCE FROM EUROPEAN FIRMS.," Academy of Management Proceedings, vol 2007(1), pages 1-6.
|August 2007||Employment, Innovation, and Productivity: Evidence from Italian Microdata|
with Francesca Lotti, Jacques Mairesse: w13296
Published: Jacques Mairesse, 2008. "Employment, innovation, and productivity: evidence from Italian microdata," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 17(4), pages 813-839, August. citation courtesy of
|June 2006||Empirical Studies of Innovation in the Knowledge Driven Economy|
with Jacques Mairesse: w12320
Published: Bronwyn Hall & Jacques Mairesse, 2006. "Empirical studies of innovation in the knowledge-driven economy," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 15(4-5), pages 289-299, June. citation courtesy of
|May 2006||The Private Value of Software Patents|
with Megan MacGarvie: w12195
Published: Hall, Bronwyn H. & MacGarvie, Megan, 2010. "The private value of software patents," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(7), pages 994-1009, September. citation courtesy of
|November 2005||Identifying Age, Cohort and Period Effects in Scientific Research Productivity: Discussion and Illustration Using Simulated and Actual Data on French Physicists|
with Jacques Mairesse, Laure Turner: w11739
Published: Bronwyn Hall & Jacques Mairesse & Laure Turner, 2007. "Identifying Age, Cohort, And Period Effects In Scientific Research Productivity: Discussion And Illustration Using Simulated And Actual Data On French Physicists," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 16(2), pages 159-177. citation courtesy of
|February 2005||Proprietary vs. Public Domain Licensing of Software and Research Products|
with Alfonso Gambardella: w11120
Published: Gambardella, Alfonso and Bronwyn H. Hall. "Proprietary Versus Public Domain Licensing Of Software And Research Products," Research Policy, 2006, v35(6,Jul), 875-892.
|November 2004||Uncovering GPTS with Patent Data|
with Manuel Trajtenberg: w10901
Published: Antonelli, C., D. Foray, B. H. Hall, and W. E. Steinmueller (eds.) New Frontiers in the Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Essays in Honor of Paul David. Edward Elgar, 2006.
|July 2004||Exploring the Patent Explosion|
Published: Bronwyn H. Hall, 2005. "Exploring the Patent Explosion," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 30(2_2), pages 35-48, 01. citation courtesy of
|April 2004||Does the Market Value R&D Investment by European Firms? Evidence from a Panel of Manufacturing Firms in France, Germany, and Italy|
with Raffaele Oriani: w10408
Published: Hall, Bronwyn H. & Oriani, Raffaele, 2006. "Does the market value R&D investment by European firms? Evidence from a panel of manufacturing firms in France, Germany, and Italy," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 24(5), pages 971-993, September. citation courtesy of
|February 2004||Prospects for Improving U.S. Patent Quality via Postgrant Opposition|
with Stuart Graham, Dietmar Harhoff, David C. Mowery
in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 4, Adam B. Jaffe, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, editors
|January 2004||Innovation and Diffusion|
Published: Fagerberg, Jan, David C. Mowery, Richard R. Nelson. The Oxford handbook of innovation. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
|May 2003||Business Method Patents, Innovation, and Policy|
Published: Bronwyn H. Hall, 2009. "BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL METHOD PATENTS, INNOVATION, AND POLICY," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, vol 56(4), pages 443-473.
|Adoption of New Technology|
with Beethika Khan: w9730
Published: Jones, Derek C.(ed.) New Economy Handbook. Academic Press, 2003.
|Prospects for Improving U.S. Patent Quality via Post-grant Opposition|
with Stuart J.H. Graham, Dietmar Harhoff: w9731
|February 2002||Post-Issue Patent "Quality Control": A Comparative Study of US Patent Re-examinations and European Patent Oppositions|
with Stuart J. H. Graham, Dietmar Harhoff, David C. Mowery: w8807
|The Financing of Research and Development|
Published: Bronwyn H. Hall, 2002. "The Financing of Research and Development," Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 18(1), pages 35-51, Spring. citation courtesy of
|October 2001||The NBER Patent Citation Data File: Lessons, Insights and Methodological Tools|
with Adam B. Jaffe, Manuel Trajtenberg: w8498
Published: Jaffe, A. and M. Trajtenberg (eds.) Patents, Citations and Innovations. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2002.
|December 2000||Firm Level Investment and R&D in France and the United States: A Comparison|
with Benoit Mulkay, Jacques Mairesse: w8038
|June 2000||Market Value and Patent Citations: A First Look|
with Adam B. Jaffe, Manuel Trajtenberg: w7741
Published: Hall, Bronwyn H., Adam Jaffe and Manuel Trajtenberg. "Market Value And Patent Citations," Rand Journal of Economics, 2005, v36(1,Spring), 16-38.
|April 2000||Universities as Research Partners|
with Albert N. Link, John T. Scott: w7643
Published: Hall, Bronwyn H., Albert N. Link and John T. Scott. "Universities As Research Partners," Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003, v85(2,May), 485-491. citation courtesy of
|February 2000||Heart of Darkness: Modeling Public-Private Funding Interactions Inside the R&D Black Box|
with Paul A. David: w7538
Published: Research Policy, Vol. 29 (June 2000). citation courtesy of
|December 1999||Firm-Level Investment in France and the United States: An Exploration of What We Have Learned in Twenty Years|
with Jacques Mairesse, Benoit Mulkay: w7437
Published: Jacques Mairesse & Bronwyn H. Hall & Benoît Mulkay, 1999. "Firm-Level Investment in France and the United States: An Exploration of What We Have Learned in Twenty Years," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 55-56, pages 27-67. citation courtesy of
|October 1999||Is Public R&D a Complement or Substitute for Private R&D? A Review of the Econometric Evidence|
with Paul A. David, Andrew A. Toole: w7373
Published: Research Policy, Vol. 29 (May 2000). citation courtesy of
|April 1999||How Effective are Fiscal Incentives for R&D? A New Review of the Evidence|
with John van Reenen: w7098
Published: Research Policy, Vol. 29 (May 2000).
|March 1999||The Patent Paradox Revisited: Determinants of Patenting in the US Semiconductor Industry, 1980-94|
with Rose Marie Ham: w7062
Published: Hall, Bronwyn H & Ziedonis, Rosemarie Ham, 2001. "The Patent Paradox Revisited: An Empirical Study of Patenting in the U.S. Semiconductor Industry, 1979-1995," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 32(1), pages 101-28, Spring.
|February 1999||Innovation and Market Value|
Published: Productivity, Innovation and Economic Performance, Barrell, Ray, Geoffrey Mason and Mary O'Mahoney, eds., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
|November 1996||The Private and Social Returns to Research and Development|
Published: Technology, R&D, and the Economy, Bruce L.R. Smith and Claude E. Barfield,eds., pp. 140-183, (Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 1995).
|March 1996||Estimating the Productivity of Research and Development: An Exploration of GMM Methods Using Data on French & United States Manufacturing Firms|
with Jacques Mairesse: w5501
- International Productivity Differences, Measurement and Explanations,van Ark, Bart and Karin Wagner, eds., Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 1996.
- "Le productivite de le recherche et developpement des entreprisesindutrielles aux Etats-Unis et en France: une exploration des biasessimultaneite par le methode des moments generalises," Economie et Prevision, no. 126 (1996).
|June 1995||Industrial R and D: Determinants and Consequences|
NBER Reporter Reporter_archive
|March 1994||Industrial Research during the 1980s: Did the Rate of Return Fall?|
Published: Brooking Papers: Microeconomics 2, pp. 289-330, and 340-343, 1993, the Brookings Institution
|December 1993||The Value and Performance of U.S. Corporations|
with Robert E. Hall: r1831
Published: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Vol. 1, pp. 1-34 and 47-49 (1993)
|January 1993||R&D Tax Policy During the 1980s: Success or Failure?|
in Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 7, James M. Poterba, editor
|December 1992||R&D Tax Policy During the Eighties: Success or Failure?|
Published: Tax Policy and the Economy, Edited by James Poterba Volume 7, pp. 1-35, (MIT Press, Cambridge), May 1993
|June 1992||Investment and Research and Development at the Firm Level: Does the Source of Financing Matter?|
|January 1992||Exploring the Relationship Between R&D and Productivity in French Manufacturing Firms|
with Jacques Mairesse: w3956
Published: Journal of Econometrics, Annals of Econometrics, vol.65, no. 1, pp.263-293, January, 1995 citation courtesy of
|July 1991||Corporate Restructuring and Investment Horizons|
Published: Business History Review, vol 68, Spring 1994, pp 110-143
|May 1990||The Manufacturing Sector Master File: 1959-1987|
|December 1989||The Impact of Corporate Restructuring on Industrial Research and Development|
Published: Bronwyn H. Hall & Ernst Berndt & Richard C. Levin, 1990. "The Impact of Corporate Restructuring on Industrial Research and Development," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. Microeconomics, vol 1990. citation courtesy of
|May 1989||Research and Development As An Investment|
with Fumio Hayashi: w2973
|December 1988||The R&D Master File Documentation|
with Clint Cumminq, Elizabeth S. Laderman, Joy Mundy: t0072
|June 1988||R&D, Patents, and Market Value Revisited: Is There Evidence of A SecondTechnological Opportunity Related Factor?|
with Zvi Griliches, Ariel Pakes: w2624
Published: "R&D, Patents, and Market Value Revisited: Is There A Second (Technological Opportunity) Factor?" From Journal of Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Vol. 1, pp. 183-201, (1991).
|March 1987||The Effect of Takeover Activity on Corporate Research and Development|
Published: Hall, Bronwyn H. "The Effect of Takeover Activity on Corporate Research and Development," Corporate Takeovers: Causes and Consequences, ed. Alan J. Auerbach, Chicago: UCP, 1988.
|November 1986||The Value of Patents as Indicators of Inventive Activity|
with Zvi Griliches, Ariel Pakes: w2083
Published: Griliches, Zvi, Ariel Pakes and Bronwyn H. Hall. "The Value of Patents as Indicatiors of Inventive Activity," Economic Policy and Technical Performance, eds. P. Dasgupta and P. Stoneman, pp. 97-124. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
|June 1986||The Relationship Between Firm Size and Firm Growth in the U.S. Manufacturing Sector|
Published: Hall, Bronwyn H. "The Relationship Between Firm Size and Firm Growth in the U. S. Manufacturing Sector," Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. XXXV, No.4, June 1987, pp. 583-606. citation courtesy of
|October 1984||Econometric Models for Count Data with an Application to the Patents-R&D Relationship|
with Jerry A. Hausman, Zvi Griliches: t0017
Published: Hausman, Jerry A., Bronwyn Hall, and Zvi Griliches. "Econometric Models for Count Data with an Application to the Patents-R&D Relationship." Econometrica, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp.909-938, July 1984.
|Brothers and Sisters in the Family and the Labor Market|
with John Bound, Zvi Griliches: w1476
Published: Bound, John, Zvi Griliches and Bronwyn H. Hall. "Wages, Schooling and IQ of Brothers and Sisters: Do the Family Factors Differ?" International Economic Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, (February 1986), pp. 77-105.
|September 1984||Patents and R&D: Is There A Lag?|
with Zvi Griliches, Jerry A. Hausman: w1454
Published: Hall, Bronwyn H., Zvi Griliches and Jerry A. Hausman. "Patents and R&D: Is There A Lag?" International Economic Review, Vol. 27, No. 2, June 1986, pp . 265-284.
|1984||Who Does R&D and Who Patents?|
with John Bound, Clint Cummins, Zvi Griliches, Adam B. Jaffe
in R&D, Patents, and Productivity, Zvi Griliches, editor
|November 1983||Patents and R&D: Searching for a Lag Structure|
with Zvi Griliches, Jerry A. Hausman: w1227
Published: Hall, Bronwyn H., Zvi Griliches and Jerry Hausman. "Patents and R and D: Is There a Lag?" International Economic Review, Vol. 27, No. 2, (June 1986),pp. 265-283. See also NBER Reprint #0775 and NBER Working Paper #1454.
|June 1982||Who Does R&D and Who Patents?|
with John Bound, Clint Cummins, Zvi Griliches, Adam B. Jaffe: w0908
Published: Bound, J. et al. "Who Does R&D and Who Patents?" R&D, Patents and Productivity, edited by Zvi Griliches. Chicago: Univeristy of Chicago Press, (1984).pp. 21-54.
|October 1974||Estimation and Inference in Nonlinear Structural Models|
with Ernst R. Berndt, Robert E. Hall, Jerry A. Hausman
in Annals of Economic and Social Measurement, Volume 3, number 4, Sanford V. Berg, editor