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Call For Papers and Proposals Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth Research Roundtable and edited book on Technology Standards and Innovation
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
Call For Papers and Proposals
Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and
Economic Growth Research Roundtable and edited book on Technology Standards and
Max Schanzenbach, Director
Daniel F. Spulber, Research
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - Friday February 8, 2013, Chicago,
The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth is issuing a
call for original research papers and proposals to be presented at a Research
Roundtable Conference on Technology Standards and Innovation. The conference
will be held at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL on
Thursday, February 7, 2013 and Friday February 8, 2013.
papers will be published in an edited volume and cannot be submitted elsewhere
for publication. There will be time after the conference to prepare completed
drafts of the papers before publication. The conference will obtain a publisher
after the book is completed.
At this stage, research proposals and
preliminary versions of papers are sufficient. If a proposal is accepted for the
conference and volume, the authors will receive an honorarium of $8,000 for the
completed paper. Additional details will be provided upon submission. We are
seeking both empirical and theoretical work in economics.
and edited volume are being organized by Daniel F. Spulber (Northwestern
The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where
economists and legal scholars can gather together with Northwestern's own
distinguished faculty to present and discuss high-quality research relevant to
intellectual property (IP) protection, innovation, and
This conference will be an important component of the
Searle Center's expanded innovation focus. Conference participants will explore
the connections between IP, invention, and innovation through empirical and
theoretical economic and legal analysis. The Searle Center has received support
from Qualcomm and other companies and institutions.
THEME AND TOPICS: The
theme of the conference is on market-based approaches to standard setting. The
conference will explore the economic benefits and costs of intellectual property
(IP) protections in the context of standards. The conference will focus on the
positive economics of incentives for invention and incentives for innovation and
commercialization rather than the more standard normative economics calling for
regulation of technology transfer contracts. The conference will focus on
generating new and original scholarship in the following areas.
and costs of technology standards in a market equilibrium setting
coordination of technology adoption by inventors, innovators, investors,
- Coordination by market participants through Standard Setting
- Implications of technology standards for invention
- Implications of technology standards for innovation
(commercialization of technology)
- Implications of technology standards for
investment in application and development of technology
standards and antitrust policy
- Technology standards, licensing, and
PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Proposals and papers for the
conference should be submitted to Susie Caruso at the following email address:
PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE: Conference Papers Submission Deadline: Proposals for the
conference and edited volume should be submitted to Susie Caruso at the
following email address: email@example.com by
August 30, 2012.
Notification Deadline: Authors will be notified of
decisions by September 10, 2012.
FURTHER INFORMATION: The Searle Center
on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University School of Law
was established in 2006 to research how government regulation and interpretation
of laws and regulations by the courts affect business and economic growth.
Information on the Searle Center's activities may be found at: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/searlecenter