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

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 multiple years by COVID, and is pending the re-opening of NARA

a significantly expanded version of this paper is pending additional archival data collection

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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 Maria Roche)

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)

Other papers

Good Reverberations? Teacher Influence in Music Composition since 1450

by Karol Jan Borowiecki

Forthcoming at the Journal of Political Economy

Over the years 2015-2018, I co-developed this paper from its conception to data collection and measurement, 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 most of the tables and figures in the body of the paper were written/coded during my tenure on the project, which Karol shepherded through submission, revisions, and the accompanying uncertainty of the R&R process. It's a project I'm fond of and am proud to have been a part of (especially given a personal interest in and experience playing the Western classical canon!), and am happy to see well-published.