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Clio and the Economics of QWERTY
Toward a new economics of science
Abstract Science policy issues have recently joined technology issues in being acknowledged to have strategic importance for national ‘competitiveness’ and ‘economic security’. The economicsExpand
Is Public R&D a Complement or Substitute for Private R&D? A Review of the Econometric Evidence
Is public R&D spending complementary and thus “additional” to private R&D spending, or does it substitute for and tend to “crowd out” private R&D? Conflicting answers are given to this question. WeExpand
The Dynamo and the Computer: An Historical Perspective on the Modern Productivity Paradox
The Dynamo and the Computer: An Historical Perspective on the Modern Productivity Paradox Author(s): Paul A. David Source: The American Economic Review, Vol. 80, No. 2, Papers and Proceedings of theExpand
The explicit economics of knowledge codification and tacitness
Note: Article first published in 2000 in Industrial and Corporate Change, vol.9, n.2, pp.213-253. Expand
The Economics Of Compatibility Standards: An Introduction To Recent Research 1
This paper surveys the contributions that economists have made to understanding standards-setting processes and their consequences for industry structure and economic welfare. StandardizationExpand
Why are institutions the ‘carriers of history’?: Path dependence and the evolution of conventions, organizations and institutions
Abstract Three main analytical insights into the conditions that give rise to path dependence in economic phenomena generally can be applied to answer the question why history matters so vitally toExpand
Smart specialisation From academic idea to political instrument, the surprising career of a concept and the difficulties involved in its implementation
Smart specialisation is a policy concept that has enjoyed a short but very exciting life! Elaborated by a group of academic “experts” in 2008, it very quickly made a significant impact on the policyExpand
COMPUTER AND DYNAMO: The Modern Productivity Paradox in a Not-Too Distant Mirror
This paper shows the direct relevance of historical studies that trace the evolution of techno-economic regimes formed around "general purpose engines". Expand