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Economics of Innovation

Economics of Innovation

About us

The Innovation Working Group views innovation as being central to the process of economic development and growth. The Working Group aims to study how economic actors, policies, technology and market conditions interact and evolve over time.


Introduction

The purpose of the group is to gather young scholars interested or working in innovation related issues. The group provides a platform to create professional and academic networks for young scholars to share and promote their work.
The Innovation Working Group views Innovation as being central to the process of economic development and growth. The Working Group aims to study how economic actors, policies, technology and market conditions interact and evolve over time. We provide a platform to create professional and academic networks for young scholars to share and promote their work on innovation related topics.

“Innovation is far too important to be left to scientists and technologists. It is also far too important to be left to economists or social scientists” (Freeman, 1974).

We focus, in addition to some traditional aspects of innovation economics (e.g the financing of innovation, innovation & competition, innovation & industry dynamics and the relationship between innovation, economic growth and economic development), on innovation in history of economic thought and innovation seen through the lens of neighboring social sciences such as history and sociology. Because of our holistic approach to innovation, the working group aims also at creating synergies inside the YSI platform.

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Since its creation in 2014, the group has managed the following physical events:

  • 2-day PhD Workshop on Political Economy of Capitalism at Geneva with Mary O'Sullivan (University of Geneve, Bruno Amable (University of Geneve) , Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD), Cédric Durand (Paris 13/EHESS).

  • 3-day PhD Workshop on Innovation,Complexity, and Economic Geography at the MIT Media Lab. with Cesar Hidalgo (MIT Media Lab), Prof. Adam Jaffe (Brandeis), Prof. Siqi Zheng (MIT Urban Planning), Prof. Mercedes Delgado (MIT Sloan).

  • A panel on how to research cryptocurrencies at the Festival for New Economic Thinking with Perry Mehrling, Rohan Grey and Izabella Kaminska. Read more about it in the Financial Times. Edinburgh 18-21 October 2017

  • 3 day Conference at the Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance known as the Innovation Working Group Annual Conference on: “Innovation, Institutions and Governance” with Carlota Perez, Mary O’Sullivan, Erik S. Reinert, Dan Breznitz, William Janeway, and round tables with local policy-makers in Tallinn, 16-19 September 2017

  • 4 day workshop at the Latin America Convening on “Globalization and the Developing World” in Mexico City, June 2017

  • 2 Day workshop on “Bubbles in finance, science and society” with William H. Janeway at the Economics of Post- Factual Democracy Conference in Copenhagen, February 2017

  • 3 Day annual YSI plenary at the Central European University with a panel on : “Economics of Innovations and Innovation in Economics” with William Lazonick, Mariana Mazzucato and Giovanni Dosi in Budapest, October 2016

  • 2 Day workshop on Basic Income at The Future of Work Conference in Zurich, May 2016

About us

The Innovation Working Group views innovation as being central to the process of economic development and growth. The Working Group aims to study how economic actors, policies, technology and market conditions interact and evolve over time.

Next event

Book Club Session 3: Chapters 6, 7 & 8

Online

April 19, 2021

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