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Description - On the Shoulders of Giants by Stephen M. Maurer

This book presents eleven classic papers by the late Professor Suzanne Scotchmer with introductions by leading economists and legal scholars. This book introduces Scotchmer's life and work; analyses her pioneering contributions to the economics of patents and innovation incentives, with a special focus on the modern theory of cumulative innovation; and describes her pioneering work on law and economics, evolutionary game theory, and general equilibrium/club theory. This book also provides a self-contained introduction to students who want to learn more about the various fields that Professor Scotchmer worked in, with a particular focus on patent incentives and cumulative innovation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781107578968
ISBN-10: 1107578965
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 402
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen M. Maurer

Stephen M. Maurer is Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. A long-time friend and colleague of the late Professor Scotchmer, he co-authored eight articles and book chapters with her from 1999-2014. Trained as a lawyer, Maurer specializes in innovation, antitrust, and science policy. He is the editor and co-author of the book WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices (2007).

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