Creation and Transfer of Knowledge

Institutions and Incentives

  • Giorgio Barba Navaretti
  • Partha Dasgupta
  • Karl-Göran Mäler
  • Domenico Siniscalco
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Production and Transmission of Knowledge: Institutions and Economic Incentives. An Introduction

    1. Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Partha Dasgupta, Karl Göran Mäler, Domenico Siniscalco
      Pages 1-10
  3. Production of Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Mary Hollingsworth
      Pages 13-22
    3. Philippe Aghion, Jean Tirole
      Pages 23-31
    4. Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Andrea Bigano
      Pages 33-61
    5. Boyan Jovanovic, Yaw Nyarko
      Pages 63-85
    6. Rebecca Henderson, Adam B. Jaffe, Manuel Trajtenberg
      Pages 87-114
  4. Transmission and Diffusion of Knowledge

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-313

About these proceedings


Is knowledge an economic good? Which are the characteristics of the institutions regulating the production and diffusion of knowledge? Cumulation of knowledge is a key determinant of economic growth, but only recently knowledge has moved to the core of economic analysis. Recent literature also gives profound insights into events like scientific progress, artistic and craft development which have been rarely addressed as socio-economic institutions, being the domain of sociologists and historians rather than economists. This volume adopts a multidisciplinary approach to bring knowledge in the focus of attention, as a key economic issue.


Developing Countries Norm Patent communication development innovation

Editors and affiliations

  • Giorgio Barba Navaretti
    • 1
  • Partha Dasgupta
    • 2
  • Karl-Göran Mäler
    • 3
  • Domenico Siniscalco
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Economics Faculty of Political ScienceUniversity of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeEngland
  3. 3.The Beijer International Institute of Ecological EconomicsThe Royal Swedish Academy of SciencesStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Department of Economics Faculty of Economics and CommerceUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08408-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03738-6
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