Micro-based evidence research on innovation and technological change
01 / 2007 - unknown
This research theme relies mostly on micro data to analyse the determinants and the effects of innovation and technological change in both industrial and developing countries. Model-based analysis, measurement, monitoring, and policy considerations are the key drivers of this workgroup. The research effort will be organized around five topics: a deeper understanding of the drivers and the dynamics of innovation and international comparisons of innovation performance and its effect on growth, employment and inequality; the collection of data and development of indicators to measure science, technology and innovation; new insights into the issue of intellectual property rights and proposals for reform; detailed studies on particular industries, technologies, and regions of the world; assessment of human capital capacities in developing countries. The outputs of these studies are expected to contribute to the work of institutions such as the OECD, World Bank, and a variety of economic think tanks around the world On going work under this theme can be summarized under the following list of essential keywords: science, technology and innovation indicators; economic analysis of innovation surveys; econometrics of patents, and other bibliometric analyses; origin, source and determinants of innovation and entrepreneurship; international comparative studies; entry and exit of companies.