MGT-635 / 4 crédits

Enseignant(s): Foray Dominique, Various lecturers, Visentin Fabiana

Langue: Anglais


Every 2 years


This year, the course will be held at TU Eindhoven, from October 11 to 15, 2021. Please contact the EDMT Administration for more information.


Expected student activities

This one week block course will alternate formal lectures on various topics in the economics of innovation, interactive sessions, students’presentation as well as individual coaching.

Students after following this program will be able to :

  • understand better what makes for a good research question anddevelop the ability to identify promising research questions for own thesis and further projects in the field of economics and management of innovation;

  • elaborate a solid research design as relating in a consistent way research question, methods and data production and use;

  • master the state of the art both in the general field of the economics and management of innovation and in the more specialized sub-field corresponding to own research interest (economics of science, industry dynamics, geography and space, appropriability issue and open innovation, effects of innovation on skills/employment/productivity/firm’s growth, innovation policy, specific technology analysis, and so on)



Obligatory readings (One paper per lecture)

  • Lecture - Empirical methods: Sampat B. and Williams, H., 2014, How do patents affect follow-on innovation?, Evidence from the human genome, available at:
  • Lecture – Innovation and organization: TBD
  • Lecture - Technology search and innovation: LI-Ying J. et al., 2014, An inquiry on external technology search through patent in-licensing and firms’ technological innovations : Evidence from China, R&D Management, 44 (1) : 53-74
  • Lecture – Economics of science: Stephan, P.E., 2010, The economics of science, Handbook of the economics of innovation, 1, 217-274
  • Lecture – Innovation and standardization: TBD
  • Lecture – IPR and open source: TBD
  • Lecture – Innovation policy: Romer P., “Implementing a National Technology Strategy with Self-Organizing Industry Investment Boards”, Brookings papers: Microeconomics, 2, 1993, 345-399.

Recommended textbooks and handbooks

  • B.Hall and N.Rosenberg (eds.), 2010, Economics of Innovation, vol 1 & 2, Handbooks in economics, North-Holland
  • P.Swann, 2009, The economics of innovation: an introduction, Edward Elgar
  • D.Foray (ed.), 2009, The new economics of technology policy, Edward Elgar


Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

  • Forme de l'examen: Multiple (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Economics of Innovation and Technological Change
  • Cours: 56 Heure(s)

Semaine de référence