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The Changing Frontier: Rethinking Science and Innovation Policy (National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report) (Hardcover)

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By Adam B. Jaffe (Editor), Benjamin F. Jones (Editor)
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In 1945, Vannevar Bush, founder of Raytheon and one-time engineering dean at MIT, delivered a report to the president of the United States that argued for the importance of public support for science, and the importance of science for the future of the nation. The report, Science: The Endless Frontier, set America on a path toward strong and well-funded institutions of science, creating an intellectual architecture that still defines scientific endeavor today.

In The Changing Frontier, Adam B. Jaffe and Benjamin Jones bring together a group of prominent scholars to consider the changes in science and innovation in the ensuing decades. The contributors take on such topics as changes in the organization of scientific research, the geography of innovation, modes of entrepreneurship, and the structure of research institutions and linkages between science and innovation. An important analysis of where science stands today, The Changing Frontier will be invaluable to practitioners and policy makers alike.

About the Author


Adam B. Jaffe is director and a senior fellow of the research institute Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, the Sir Douglas Myers Visiting Professor at Auckland University Business School, and a research associate of the NBER.

Benjamin F. Jones is the Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and a professor of strategy at Northwestern University and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780226286723
ISBN-10: 022628672X
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: August 14th, 2015
Pages: 440
Language: English
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report