Research

Publications

Crisis Innovation and National Competitiveness

The Hidden Costs of Securing Innovation: The Manifold Impacts of Compulsory Invention Secrecy

Accepted at Management Science

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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

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The Economics of Crisis Innovation Policy: A Historical Perspective

(with Bhaven Sampat)

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

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Automation and Technology Diffusion

Managing Creative Workers

Performance Feedback in Competitive Product Development

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

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Working papers

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

(with Bhaven Sampat)

note: a significantly expanded version of this paper is underway, but has been delayed multiple years by the closure of the U.S. National Archives to outside researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic. new draft expected Fall 2022.

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The World War II Crisis Innovation Model: What Was It, and Where Does It Apply?

(with Bhaven Sampat)

revise & resubmit at Research Policy

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Projects in progress

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

drafting

(with Bhaven Sampat)

The Effects of Crisis Collaborations on the Organization of Inventive Activity

drafting

(with Bhaven Sampat and Maria Roche)

Innovation and the Dynamics of New Enterprise

drafting

(with Jorge Guzman and Innessa Colaiacovo)

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

(with Britta Glennon and Lia Sheer)

Other papers

Good Reverberations? Teacher Influence in Music Composition since 1450

by Karol Jan Borowiecki

Journal of Political Economy, 130(4), 2022.

Over the years 2015-2018, I co-developed this paper from its conception to data collection and measurement of composer similarity, early analysis, framing, and initial drafting, before removing myself from the project to focus on my crisis innovation agenda. The abstract, much of the introduction, and nearly all of the tables and figures in the body of the paper were prepared during this time, after which Karol shepherded the paper through submission, revisions, and the accompanying uncertainty of the R&R process. It's a project I'm fond of (especially given a personal interest in and experience playing the Western classical canon!), and am happy to see well-published.

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