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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    The YSI Philosophy of Economics Working Group is calling for abstracts

    When economists are perceived as a part of an untrustworthy elite and are publicly disregarded as “experts” people have “had enough of”, as was made explicit during the Brexit campaign, navigating the political environment and providing economic expertise and policy advice is an uphill battle. Read more