Laws & Patents

    Stronger patents can lead to more innovation by creating an incentive for research and development. They also can be used protectively, creating long-lasting monopolies. At the Institute, we're asking to what extent the law should safeguard patents, and where patent law hurts economic progress.

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    Integration, Currency Unions, and Balance of Payments

    What Money Can’t Buy

    Apr 10, 2014 | 03:15—05:00

    Explorations in New Economic Thinking

    Apr 10, 2014 | 11:00—12:30

    Pressures on Pensions

    Apr 10, 2014 | 07:00—08:30

    Is Innovation a Good Thing? The Innovation Gap in Pink and Black

    Innovation, the commercialization of invention, is both desirable and necessary for growth and higher living standards in modern economies. Innovation’s contribution to the economy is being measured increasingly more precisely, and its contribution has been assessed aseconomically important and growing. Read more