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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    Reflexivity and Knightean Uncertainty: Implications for Economics

    Speculation and Innovation

    Apr 10, 2014 | 04:15—05:30

    Do Private Returns Produce the Social Returns We Need?

    Apr 9, 2014 | 10:00—11:30

    Innovation: To What Purpose?

    Apr 9, 2014 | 02:15—04:00

    Human After All

    The Institute for New Economic Thinking joined the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in holding its fifth Annual Conference from April 10 to April 12, 2014 in Toronto. Read more