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Patents, Citations, and Innovations: A Window on the Knowledge Economy
Innovation and technological change, long recognized as the main drivers of long-term economic growth, are elusive notions that are difficult to conceptualize and even harder to measure in a consistent, systematic way. This book demonstrates the usefulness of patents and citations data as a window on the process of technological change and as a powerful tool for research ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published January 14th 2005 by Mit Press
(first published 2002)
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A great collection of some of the most important works in economics using quantitative patent data. Most of the articles come from the NBER economists who paved the way to create the patent database. This book is mostly targeted towards academic economists. Some articles may be difficult for people without substantial economics training.