[Economics] Innovation Economics


General information

Course name Innovation Economics
Course type Lecture
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Faculty Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Examination office Examination office of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Short summary Students should become familiar with the most important concepts of Innovation Economics. They should be enabled to critically assess the strengths and limitations of different theoretical approaches, become familiar with measurement issues and learn to apply these measures.The willingness and ability to learn independently and to amplify the basic content of the lecture is required.

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for Suitable for advanced Bachelors (second year)

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Written exam
Frequency Winter term

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
Further information on the teaching language recommended B2

Information about requirements

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Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content
  1. Introduction 
  2. Measurement of Innovation 
  3. Investing in Knowledge: The Role of Intellectual Property, Prizes and Contests 
  4. Innovation and Market Structure 
  5. Network Externalities 
  6. Diffusion of Innovation and Spillover of Knowledge  Innovation Outcomes 
  7. The Financing of R&D and Innovation 
  8. On the Optimal Design of Intellectual Property 
  9. Problems of Cumulative Innovation 
  10. Public Policy Towards Innovation 
  11. Innovation Policy in the Global Economy
Reading list Will be made available
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