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lec_10_111B_class - ECN 111B: US Economic History since the...

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Lectures 10 & 11: Innovation, Invention and Lectures 10 & 11: Innovation, Invention and Technology Technology ECN 111B: US Economic History since the ECN 111B: US Economic History since the Civil War Civil War Winter 2010 Winter 2010
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Samuel Clemens aka…? Samuel Clemens aka…? “[T]he very first official thing I did, in my administration-and it was on the very first day of it too-was to start a patent office; for I knew that a country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a crab, and couldn't travel any way but sideways or backways.“ “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court”
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Today’s Program Today’s Program New Growth Theory vs. Old Growth Theory Patents and getting ideas to the market In House R and D vs. market R and D Who are the inventors? What motivated them?
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Announcement Announcement There is a mid-term on Monday February 1st. 5 Multiple choice questions. 2 short answer multi- part questions. BRING A SCANTRON BRING A CALCULATOR Watch e-mails for review sessions. Meissner has office hours 2-4 Friday.
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KEY Readings for Today’s KEY Readings for Today’s Lecture Lecture Essential readings are on smartsite: Essential Reading: Khan and Sokoloff (2001) “History Lessons: The Early Development of Intellectual Property Institutions in the United States” Journal of Economic Perspectives vol. 15 (3) pp. 233- 246 Lamoreaux, Naomi and Kenneth Sokoloff “Long-Term Change in the Organization of Inventive Activity” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences vol. 93 pp. 12686- 12692. Additional Reading: Lamoreaux, Naomi R., Sokoloff, Kenneth L. “Inventors, Firms, and the Market for Technology in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries” in Lamoreaux,- Naomi-R.; Raff,-Daniel-M.-G.; Temin,-Peter, eds. Learning by doing in markets,
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