Technology Dynamics

Master 2 Economics Risks and Data Science (IREF-ERDS)
Murat Yildizoglu

Synopsis of the course:

Chapter 0: Introduction - Slides
Chapter 1:A first model of technical progress and industrial dynamics - Slides - N&W in NetLogo (Right click + Save the link as…)
Chapter 2: A reappraisal of the role of patents using an evolutionary model - Slides
Chapter 3: The role of local interactions and increasing returns in technology dynamics - Slides
Chapter 4: Taking into account the ability of the agents learn about their environment and competitors - Slides

The paper to discuss and the project

  • Paper to comment: An articulated discussion of Winter (1984), underlining the importance, contributions and limits of this article. To be received in PDF format before October 31, 5PM.
  • Final project 2019/20: To be received before December 20, 2019.

March 19, 1474: Venice Enacts a Patently Original Idea

Main references

Arthur, W. B. 1989. Competing technologies, increasing returns and lock-in by small historical events. The economic journal, 99, 116–131.

Belis-Bergouignan, Marie.-Claude, Jullien, Bernard, Lung, Yannick, & Yildizoglu, Murat. 2011. Industries, innovations, institutions. eléments de dynamique industrielle. Pessac, France : Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux.

Dosi, Giovanni, & Nelson, Richard R. 2010. Technical change and industrial dynamics as evolutionary processes. Chap. 3 of : Hall, Bronwyn, & Rosenberg, Nathan (eds), Handbook of the economics of innovation, vol. 1. North-Holland.

Dosi, Giovanni, Freeman, Christopher, Nelson, Richard, Silverberg, Gerald, & Soete, Luc. 1988. Technical change and economic theory. London and New York : Pinter Publishers.

Jonard, Nicolas, & Yildizoglu, Murat. 1999. Sources of technological diversity. Cahiers de l’Innovation 99030. CNRS.

Mazzoleni, Roberto, & Nelson, Richard R. 1998. The benefits and costs of strong patent protection : A contribution to the current debate. Research policy, 27, 273–284.

Merges, R., & Nelson, R. R. 1990. On the complex economics of patent scope. Columbia law review, 90, 839–916.

Nelson, Richard R., & Winter, Sidney. 1982b. An evolutionary theory of economic change. London : The Belknap Press of Harvard University.

Nelson, R. R., & Winter, S. G. 1982a. The schumpetarian tradeoff revisited. The american economic review, 72, 114–132.

Rahmouni, M. & Yildizoglu, M. 2011. Motivations et déterminants de l'innovation technologique: Un survol des théories modernes. Working papers du GREQAM, 2011-09.

Vallée, Thomas, & Yildizoglu, Murat. 2006. Social and technological efficiency of patent systems. Journal of evolutionary economics, 16, 189–206.

Winter, Sidney G. 1993. Patents and welfare in an evolutionary model. Industrial and corporate change, 2(2), 211–231.

Yildizoglu, Murat. 2009. Reinforcing the patent system ? effects of patent fences and knowledge diffusion on the development of new industries, technical progress and social welfare. In : Cantner, Uwe (ed), Proceedings of the 2004 international schumpeter society conference. Springer.

Yildizoglu, Murat. 2011. Modélisation évolutionniste de la dynamique économique. Chap. 1 of : Industries, innovations, institutions éléments de dynamique industrielle. Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux.