The economics of knowledge generation

Advances in knowledge is considered one of the major components of economicgrowth. Knowledge generation occurs in many places in the economy--in R&D labs; universities; military research facilities; during the processes of production or consumption. This research is about the relations among the generation of knowledge in these different lcoations.

Some Papers

Robin Cowan "Expert Systems: Aspects of and Limitations to the Codifiability of Knowledge" Research Policy, vol. 30(9) pp. 1355-1372, 2001.

Robin Cowan and Dominique Foray, "Quandaries in the Economics of Dual Technologies and Spillovers from Military to Civilian Research and Development" Research Policy, vol. 24(6) Nov. 1995. pp. 851-868.

Robin Cowan and Dominique Foray, "The changing economics of codification and the diffusion of knowledge", Industrial and Corporate Change, 1997.

Robin Cowan , Paul A. David and Dominique Foray, " The Explicit Economics of Knowledge Codification and Tacitness", prepared for the EU Framework Programmes's "TIPIK" Project, 1998. published in Industrial and Corporate Change, vol 9(2) pp. 211-253, 2000


Dominique Foray, EFPL Lausane, Switzerland.

Paul A. David, Economics Department, Stanford University.

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