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DHP P256: Innovation for Sustainable Prosperity

Course Description

Innovation is the main source of economic growth and improvements in productivity, is a key lever for catalyzing development, reducing environmental harm, improving human health and well-being, and enhances national security. This seminar explores the nature of technology, theories and "stylized facts" about innovation processes, and how to think about innovation systems. A major focus is policy for innovation. Topics include national innovation systems, management of risks, global change, actors and institutions, social innovation, private vs. public, education, cross-country comparisons, competitiveness, technology transfer and diffusion, learning and "catch-up", IPR's, and leapfrogging. Case studies are used to understand each topic.

Course faculty: Kelly Sims Gallagher
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Spring 2021

Room: Crowe Room (Goddard 310)
Day(s): Monday
Time: 3:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Final Exam

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