2018 Summer Institute

PROGRAM DATES: August 5–17, 2018
LOCATION: Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover IP² Summer Institute on The Economics and Politics of Innovation is designed to educate students and young professionals on how to think systematically about regulatory systems and their consequences.

Patent Practices and Policy:
The Backbone of the Innovation Economy

January 11–12, 2018
Stanford, CA

Annenberg Conference Room (Room 105)
Lou Henry Hoover Building, Stanford University


—Bringing Data to a Rhetoric Fight—

The Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Productivity (Hoover IP²) extends the intellectual debate on intellectual property rights and patents from the dominion of legal scholars and government officials to include economists, political scientists, political economists, practicing attorneys, and business professionals.

Hoover IP² supports academic research that uses evidence and reason to examine the nexus of intellectual property rights and economic growth and innovation and to analyze the impact of laws, regulations, government agencies, and international organizations on innovative activities.


Recent Working Papers