Research

Publications

Crisis Innovation and National Competitiveness

The Economics of Crisis Innovation Policy: A Historical Perspective

(with Bhaven Sampat)

AEA Papers & Proceedings, 111, 346-350. 2021.

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Crisis Innovation Policy from World War II to COVID-19

(with Bhaven Sampat)

Forthcoming in NBER Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy and the Economy, Vol. 1

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Labor-Saving Technology

Incentives and Creative Workers

Performance Feedback in Competitive Product Development

RAND Journal of Economics, 48(2), 438-466. 2017.

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Working papers

Organizational Frictions and Increasing Returns to Automation: Lessons from AT&T in the Twentieth Century

(with James Feigenbaum)

note: a significantly expanded version of this paper is in progress

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Inventing the Endless Frontier: The Effects of the World War II Research Effort on Post-war Innovation

(with Bhaven Sampat)

note: this paper has been delayed by COVID, and is pending the re-opening of NARA

a significantly expanded version of this paper is in progress

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Projects in progress

The Long-Run Impacts of Crisis Medical Research on the Life Sciences

(with Bhaven Sampat)

The Effects of Co-location on Scientific Productivity and Collaboration

(with Bhaven Sampat and Innessa Colaiacovo)

U.S. Entrepreneurship over the Twentieth Century

(with Jorge Guzman and Innessa Colaiacovo)

The Effects of Foreign IP Theft on U.S. Firms and Innovation

(with Britta Glennon and Lia Sheer)

Please contact me for a synopsis of projects in progress.