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Patent Holdup: Do Patent Holders Holdup Innovation?

by Stephen Haber, Ross Levinevia IP2 Working Paper Series
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

President Obama and Congress have recommended major patent reforms based on the belief that the patent system allows patent holders to holdup the commercialization of complex technologies.

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Common Themes in Designs of Public Institutions for Fostering Innovation, Competition, and Finance

by F. Scott Kieff, Troy A. Paredesvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The paper provides concrete examples of the themes that emerge from a review of the detailed design and implementation of particular legal systems (public institutions) intended to foster innovation, competition, and finance, such as intellectual property, 

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Intellectual Property and the Law of Contract: The Case Against "Efficient Breach"

by Richard A. Epsteinvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In general sound general principles of contract law should carry over more or less seamlessly to the licensing of intellectual property. 

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Trolls and Other Patent Inventions: Economic History and the Patent Controversy in the Twenty-First Century

by B. Zorina Khanvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Thursday, October 17, 2013

The most significant changes to the patent and innovation system in the past two centuries have been, or are in the process of being, implemented in the United States today. 

The Effect of Tax Preferences on Health Spending

The Effect of Tax Preferences on Health Spending

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia National Bureau of Economic Research
Thursday, March 24, 2011

In this paper, we estimate the effect of the tax preference for health insurance on health care spending using data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys from 1996-2005. 

The Effect of Medicare on The Disabled On The Market For Private Insurance

The Effect of Medicare on The Disabled On The Market For Private Insurance

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia Journal of Health Economics
Monday, July 12, 2010

John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Daniel P. Kessler, “The Effect of Medicare on The Disabled On The Market For Private Insurance”. Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 29, pgs. 418–425, 2010.

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The Effect of Massachusetts’ Health Reform on Employer-sponsored Insurance Premiums

by John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard, Daniel P. Kesslervia Forum for Health Economics & Policy
Thursday, May 20, 2010

In this paper, we use publicly available data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) to investigate the effect of Massachusetts' health reform plan on employer-sponsored insurance premiums.

Why is Health Reform So Difficult?

Why is Health Reform So Difficult?

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kesslervia Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law
Thursday, April 1, 2010

This article examines the possibilities for health care reform in the 111th Congress.

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Who Supports Health Reform?

by David Brady, Daniel P. Kesslervia PS: Political Science & Politics (University of Cambridge)
Friday, January 1, 2010

David W. Brady and Daniel P. Kessler, “Who Supports Health Reform?” Political Science & Politics, Volume 43, Issue 01, January 2010, pp 1–6.

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Obama's Gamble: Doubling Down on a Flawed Insurance Model

by John F. Cogan, Daniel P. Kessler, R. Glenn Hubbardvia Economists' Voice (Berkeley Electronic Press)
Sunday, November 1, 2009

Will the health care plans lead to higher taxes, deficits, and health care costs without health gains? Glenn Hubbard of Columbia and John Cogan and Daniel Kessler of Stanford think so.

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