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Innovation and Development: the Role of Patents

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Bronwyn Hall is Professor of Economics Emerita at the University of California at Berkeley, Visiting
Professor at MPI-Munich, a Research Associate at the NBER and IFS-London, and a Visiting Fellow at
NIESR, London. She has published numerous articles on the economics and econometrics of technical
change and innovation and is the editor of the Handbook of the Economics of Innovation in the Elsevier
series. Her research includes comparative analysis of the U.S. and European patent systems, the use of
patent citation data for the valuation of intangible (knowledge) assets, comparative firm level R&D
investment and innovation studies, measuring the returns to R&D and innovation, and analysis of
technology policies such as R&D subsidies and tax incentives. She has made substantial contributions
to applied economic research via the creation of software for econometric estimation and of firm level
datasets for the study of innovation, including the widely used NBER dataset for U.S. patents.

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