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  • Patents, Piracy, and Innovation

    Monday, Oct 14, 2019
    by Sam Dearden

    Are patents necessary for innovation and do developing countries need a patent system to be innovative? On October 2nd, Professor Petra Moser of New York University spoke to students and faculty at the Economic History Workshop at Princeton University about the relationship between patenting, piracy, and innovation. Drawing on historical examples, Prof. Moser detailed how entrepreneurs and inventors succeeded in protecting their inventions without patents. Dr.

  • Audrey Cheng awarded George B. Wood Legacy Junior Prize

    Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

    JRCPPF Undergraduate Associate, Audrey Cheng, was honored for academic achievement at the 2019 Opening Exercises. University Presdident Eisgruber and Dean of College Dolan presented Cheng and classmate Eitan Levin with the George B. Wood Legacy Junior Prize. The prize is awarded to members of the senior class in recognition of exceptional academic achievement during junior year.  Cheng is concentrating in operations research and financial engineering, and is pursuing certificates in applications of computing and engineering and management systems.

  • New Podcast Series on Finance, Economics and Politics

    Friday, Mar 15, 2019

    Catch up on all the speakers that you missed with Policy Punchline, a new, weekly podcast series launched by the Center. The series covers economics, finance, politics and policy-related discussions with scholars, policy makers, and business executives. Hosted by student associate Tiger Gao ’21, the podcast is fully run by students from Princeton and various other institutions. Each episode features a guest interview, offering insightful perspectives and a unique cultural and academic product to audiences beyond the Princeton community.

  • Economists for Inclusive Prosperity

    Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019

    A new initiative organized by academic economists promises to provide a new vision to economic policy that stands as an alternative to market fundamentalism without sacrificing the principles of liberal democracy. Launched by economists Suresh Naidu, Dani Rodrik, and Gabriel Zucman, the initiative has published a compilation of policy briefs on labor, competition, globablization and other topics.

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