Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Technology and Public Policy - (c) Technology, intellectual property and innovation policy

MGT-641(c)

Lecturer(s) :

de Rassenfosse Gaétan Jean A
Various lecturers

Language:

English

Summary

The class will provide information about what STI support tools exist and why, will explain the rationales and best practices for STI policy intervention and will provide with a sound understanding of why taxpayer money should be used – and how – to finance STI activities.

Content

Tentative Outline


1. Introduction [1 hour]

2. Key theoretical concepts [5 hours]

3. Rationales for STI policy [1 hour]

4. Principles of a good policy intervention [1 hour]

5. Conducting impact evaluation studies [3 hours]

6. What tools exist (and evidence) [5+3+2 hours]

Note

Target audiance

The class is targeted at all EPFL PhD students and post--'docs, regardless of whether they want to stay or leave academia/research and regardless of whether they have background training in economic/econometrics. For students who plan to stay in academia/research, the class will provide information about what STI support tools exist and why. For students who plan to leave academia/research to work in policy, the class will explain the rationales and best practices for STI policy intervention. For the other students, the class will provide them with a sound understanding of why taxpayer money should be used ' and how ' to finance STI activities.

 

Keywords

Policies for the knowledge economy; Policy evaluation; Science of Science; Intellectual Property; Entrepreneurship.

Resources

Bibliography

Handbook of the Economics of Innovation, Vols. 1&2 (ISBN : 9780444519955);
The Science of Science Policy: A handbook (ISBN: 9780804770781)

Ressources en bibliothèque
Websites

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