Book Chapter

Reimagining innovation theory: Suzanne Scotchmer and the ideas model

N Erkal, SM Maurer, D Minehart

On the Shoulders of Giants: Colleagues Remember Suzanne Scotchmer's Contributions to Economics | Published : 2017


This book presents eleven classic papers by the late Professor Suzanne Scotchmer with introductions by leading economists and legal scholars. The book introduces Scotchmer's life and work; analyzes her pioneering contributions to the economics of patents and innovation incentives with a special focus on the modern theory of cumulative innovation' and describes her pioneering work on law and economics, evolutionary game theory, and general equilibrium/club theory. The book also provides a self-contained introduction for students who want to learn more about the various fields Professor Scotchmer worked in, with a particular focus on patent incentives and cumulative innovation.

University of Melbourne Researchers