Each annual volume in the "Innovation Policy and the Economy" series provides a forum for research on the interactions among public policy, the innovation process, and the economy. A group of distinguished contributors covers all types of policy that affect the ability of an economy to achieve scientific and technological progress or that affect the impact of science and technology on economic growth. Among the issues covered in Volume 8 are policy challenges at the university-industry interface, the role of innovation and experimentation in the net neutrality debate, and the trade-offs in establishing the scope of patent rights or limitations on patent pools.
Adam B. Jaffe is the Fred C. Hecht Professor in Economics and dean of arts and sciences at Brandeis University. Josh Lerner is the Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the finance and the entrepreneurial management units. Scott Stern is associate professor of management and strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.