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March 21, 2019

WORKSHOP ON INNOVATION AND FIRM PERFORMANCE

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AIM

The main actor of innovation is the firm. First, innovative firms bring the scientific progress generated in universities and public research centers to the marketplace. Second, they take on the risks inherent in transforming scientific knowledge into financial returns. In this III Workshop on Innovation and Firm Performance, we analyze the challenges, barriers and drivers of innovative firms from a micro perspective. The many new data sources that have become available since the 1990s facilitate us in addressing the determinants and the challenges of innovation at the firm level. Additionally, a wide range of analytical frameworks including evolutionary economics, structural models, and even the theories about the internal resources of the company, allows us to address these factors from multiple perspectives.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Pol Antràs is Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He is also an editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and has previously been on the editorial board of many prestigious journals, including the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of International Economics, and the Annual Review of Economics.

OUTLINE:

9:15 Reception

9:30-10:30 KEYNOTE SPEECH by Pol Antràs

10:30-12 Innovation, productivity and export

12:15-13:45 Drivers of technology and innovation

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14:30-16 The link between innovation and space

16-17:30 Advances in eco-innovation and firms' competitiveness

17:45-18:30 Guidelines for young researchers (with Pol Antràs)

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18:30 Closing address