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Research

Publications

Crisis Innovation and National Competitiveness

For a summary of my work on this theme, please see this NBER Reporter article.

11. America, Jump-started: World War II R&D and the Takeoff of the U.S. Innovation System

American Economic Review, 113(12), 3323-3356. 2023.

(with Bhaven Sampat)

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Media: NBER Digest (Sep 2020)AxiosAEIdeas, Brookings Institution (12), New York Times, AEA Research Highlights 

Cited in the 2023 Economic Report of the President 

Sidebar in the 2024 Economic Report of the President

Data on OSRD contracts and patents available here

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

(with Bhaven Sampat)

Research Policy, 52(9), 104845. 2023.

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8. Crisis Innovation Policy from World War II to COVID-19

(with Bhaven Sampat)

NBER Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy and the Economy, 135-181. 2022.

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7. The Economics of Crisis Innovation Policy: A Historical Perspective

(with Bhaven Sampat)

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

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Media: AEIdeas

Automation and Technology Diffusion

5. Organizational and Economic Obstacles to Automation: A Cautionary Tale from AT&T in the Twentieth Century

(with James Feigenbaum) **Strategy Science conference Best Paper award

Forthcoming at Management Science

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Managing Creative Workers

2. Creativity Under Fire: The Effects of Competition on Creative Production

The Review of Economics and Statistics, 102(3), 583-599. 2020.

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1. Performance Feedback in Competitive Product Development

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

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Working papers

12. Coordinated R&D Programs and the Creation of New Industries

(with Maria Roche)

revise & resubmit at Strategic Management Journal

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13. The Composition and Dynamics of Technology-enabled Entrepreneurship

(with Jorge Guzman and Innessa Colaiacovo)

revise & resubmit at Strategic Management Journal

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14. The Government Patent Register: A New Resource for Measuring U.S. Government-Funded Patenting

(with Bhaven Sampat)

revise & resubmit at Research Policy

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Data on U.S. gov't funded patents available here

15. The Systemic Effects of Mission-Oriented Research: World War II and the Mid-Century Expansion of Biomedicine

(with Bhaven Sampat)

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Draft available on request

16. Who Pays for Scientific Training in the United States?

(with Dror Shvadron and Hansen Zhang)

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Draft not yet circulating

Papers in progress

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

(with Britta Glennon and Lia Sheer)

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