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Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management in the Aetna Chair, Emeritus


This contribution surveys significant contributions technological innovations have made to humans' economic and material welfare, the seminal analysis made by noted economists, and the supportive policy data collection and policy changes that contribute to a conducive environment for innovation. It reviews some suggested business structures and government policies to encourage innovation and the role of "national champion" enterprises in advancing innovation.


Scherer, F.M. "Chapter 13: Economists' analyses of technological change." Elgar Encyclopedia on the Economics of Knowledge and Innovation. Ed. Cristiano Antonelli. Elgar, 2022, 115-119.