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Patents, Citations, and Innovations: A Window on the Knowledge Economy

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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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Jul 18, 2010 Gabe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Aug 26, 2011 Maikel rated it it was amazing
The basic work on citation analysis to measure knowledge flows and spillovers. If you want to do research in this field, you need to read this.
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