NBER Reporter: Winter 2000/2001
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Topics in Empirical International Economics
Innovation Policy and the Economy, edited by Adam B. Jaffe, Josh Lerner, and Scott Stern, is available from the MIT Press for $24.00 in paperback or $55.00 clothbound.
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This volume is the first in a new annual series that will present research on the interactions between public policy particularly as it affects the ability of an economy to achieve scientific and technological progress and thus economic growth and the innovation process. The topics in this volume include: publicly funded science and the productivity of the pharmaceutical industry; creating markets for new vaccines; navigating the patent thicket; commercialization of the Internet; how the Bayh-Dole Act affected university patenting and licensing; and the potential role of government in the market for scientists and engineers.
Jaffe, Lerner, and Stern are all members of the NBER's Program in Productivity and Technological Change. Jaffe is also chair of the economics department at Brandeis University; Lerner is a professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School; and Stern in an assistant professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management.
Topics in Empirical International Economics: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert E. Lipsey
Topics in Empirical International Economics: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert E. Lipsey, edited by Magnus Blömstrom and Linda S. Goldberg, is available from the University of Chicago Press for $44.00. This NBER conference volume includes an introduction and the eight papers and comments presented at a celebration of the work of NBER Research Associate Robert E. Lipsey. The book is organized around three areas in which he has done important research: international comparisons of output and prices, international trade, and multinational firms. Both the conference and the volume honor Lipsey's contributions to economic research and his efforts to promote the work and careers of other international economists, including the contributors to this volume.
Blomström, a frequent coauthor of Lipsey, is an NBER Research Associate in International Trade and Investment and a professor of international economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. Goldberg, currently on leave from the NBER, is an assistant vice president of international research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
International Taxation and Multinational Activity
International Taxation and Multinational Activity, edited by James R. Hines, is available from the University of Chicago Press for $43.00. This NBER conference volume includes an introduction and nine papers and comments on the global ramifications of tax policies. The analysis falls into three broad categories: the way in which taxation affects foreign direct investment; the effect of tax policies in encouraging international tax avoidance; and the relationship between tax incentives and international spillovers of technology.
Hines is a Research Associate in the NBER's Program in Public Economics and a professor of business economics at the University of Michigan Business School.