Congressional Briefing

 

Opening Remarks:
SENATOR CHRIS COONS (D-DE)
Co-chair, Senate Competitiveness Caucus

Moderator:
WESLEY COHEN
Duke Fuqua Business School

Panelists:
ASHISH ARORA
Duke Fuqua Business School
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STEVEN FREILICH
University of Delaware
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STEPHEN MERRILL
Duke Law School
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ARTI RAI
Duke Law School
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PIAN SHU
Harvard Business School
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Overview:
Government data and research point to a long decline in US corporate investment in upstream research. At the same time, the ratio of federal government R&D spending to GDP is at its lowest level since the early 1950s. How pervasive are these trends across countries, fields, technologies, industries, and firms of different sizes? Are corporate trends explained by global competition, financial market pressures, or other factors? Are there reasons policymakers should be concerned? If so, what policy levers should they look to—government spending, intellectual property, tax, or antitrust enforcement?
 

This program was presented by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law
with support from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

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