Unformatted text preview: yramid builders …gured out how to move 50-ton granite slabs.
1400 years later, workers could move 1,000-ton states routinely.
Lecture 2: Institutions, Econ483: Econ of Innovation & Technology, Evangelia Chalioti c A ll rights reserved. Intro History Patents IP The Greek city-states
Golden-age of science & technology (600-300 BC)
Innovators: wealthy individuals who devoted their time & resources to sciences
e.g. Anaxagoras (astronomer), Archimedes (mathematician, physicist) etc - They purchased research.
Dionysius, the tyrant of Syracus, hired Archimedes as a consultant to
determine whether a crown was really made from pure gold. Lecture 2: Institutions, Econ483: Econ of Innovation & Technology, Evangelia Chalioti c A ll rights reserved. Intro History Patents IP The Greek city-states
- Large research teams
Dionysius, in 399 BC, o¤ered high wages & bonuses to attract skilled
workers to work on military technologies. - Schools were organized around one or more great teachers
a new type of self-funding research
The reputation of each school depends on research & publication...
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