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Ensuring America’s Innovation In Artificial Intelligence

featuring Fei-Fei Livia Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Listen to the discussion with Condoleezza Rice of the Hoover Institution and Fei-Fei Li of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) sharing their ideas on  Ensuring America’s Innovation in Artificial Intelligence.


Niall Ferguson And Maya Jasanoff: Lessons From History

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Jaipur Literature Festival
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the history of pandemics and shares his perspectives on one of the most pressing questions of our time.

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How Bad Science Led To Disastrous COVID-19 Policies, With Dr. Scott Atlas

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Hold These Truths with Dan Crenshaw
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Scott Atlas discusses closures and other fear-based mitigation strategies that are still happening across America in reaction to COVID-19.

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Ross Douthat’s Decadent Society

interview with Ross Douthatvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 2, 2020


In his new book, The Decadent SocietyNew York Times columnist Ross Douthat presents a theory: “Western society stopped advancing in the second half of the 20th century."

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How Innovation Works, with Matt Ridley

interview with Matt Ridleyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 18, 2020


The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the world’s economies, the real story of Thomas Edison and why he was one of the greatest innovators in human history, why China may not be the threat it appears to be (at least not technologically), and some predictions as to what the world may look like in 2050.

Starving (or Fattening) the Golden Goose: Generic Entry and the Incentives for Early-Stage Pharmaceutical Innovation

by Lee Branstetter, Chirantan Chatterjee, Eric Higginsvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Generic penetration in the U.S. pharmaceutical market has increased, providing significant gains in consumer surplus. What impact has this had on the rate and direction of pharmaceutical innovation? While the overall level of drug development activity has increased, our estimates suggest a sizable, robust, negative relationship between generic penetration and early-stage pharmaceutical innovation.

A Quality-Adjusted Price Index for Colorectal Cancer Drugs

by Claudio Lucarelli, Sean Nicholsonvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Friday, April 7, 2017

The average price of treating a colorectal cancer patient with chemotherapy increased from about $100 in 1993 to $36,000 in 2005, due largely to the approval and widespread use of five new drugs between 1996 and 2004. We examine whether the substantial increase in spending has been worth it. 

Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray?

by Jonathan M. Barnettvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Friday, April 7, 2017

Scholarly commentary widely asserts that technology markets suffer from a triplet of adverse effects arising from the strong patent regime associated with the establishment of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 1982: “patent thickets” that burden innovation with transaction and litigation costs; “patent holdup” resulting in excessive payouts to opportunistic patent holders; and “royalty stacking” resulting in exorbitant patent licensing fees.

Patent Applications

Why Incentives for “Patent Holdout” Threaten to Dismantle FRAND, and Why It Matters

by Richard A. Epstein, Kayvan B. Noroozivia IP2 Working Paper Series
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

An increasing number of judges, legislators and scholars wrongly believe that the FRAND commitment was principally created to advance the interests of technology implementers, and should be interpreted by giving a presumptive preference toward those interests. That premise has led courts to take a categorically hostile view toward awarding injunctions against implementers under all circumstances. 

Studying the Impact of eBay on Injunctive Relief in Patent Cases

by Kirti Gupta, Jay P. Kesanvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

We find that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in eBay v. MercExchange has had a significant impact on injunctive relief in patent cases. Our extensive analysis with a significant dataset involving thousands of patent cases both pre- and post- eBay shows that the eBay decision has reduced, rather dramatically, both the level at which injunctive relief is sought in patent cases and the rate at which they are granted, particularly for preliminary injunctions. 


Energy Policy Task Force

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.