Killing Innovation

Faculty Member: 

Proposal Description: This is a project on the conditions under which corporate acquisitions increase or decrease innovation. Assistance is needed in conducting exploratory statistical analysis on how patenting by market participants is affected by acquisitions.

This opportunity will be of particular appeal to students who have an interest in competition and innovation and a good knowledge of working with statistical software, ideally Stata and to a lesser extent R.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications: Good knowledge of working with statistical software, ideally Stata (and to a lesser extent R)

Attention to detail, ability to work independently, and an interest in conducting social science research

Award: 
  • Meg Snyder