Inventing ideas : patents and innovation prizes, and the knowledge economy / B. Zorina Khan
- Khan, B. Zorina
- New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (488 pages).
- What determines why some countries succeed and others fall behind? Economists have long debated the sources of economic growth, resulting in conflicting and often inaccurate claims about the role of the state, knowledge, patented ideas, monopolies, grand innovation prizes, and the nature of disruptive technologies. B. Zorina Khan's Inventing Ideas overturns conventional thinking and meticulously demonstrates how and why the mechanism design of institutions propels advances in the knowledge economy and ultimately shapes the fate of nations. Drawing on the experiences of over 100,000 inventors and innovations from Britain, France, and the United States during the first and second industrial revolutions (1750-1930), Khan's comprehensive empirical analysis provides a definitive micro-foundation for endogenous macroeconomic growth models.
- 9780190936112 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- Also issued in print: 2020.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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