Call For Papers
Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth Seventh Annual Conference on Innovation Economics

Thursday, June 19, 2014 ­ Friday, June 20, 2014, Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL

Matthew L. Spitzer, Director
Daniel F. Spulber, Research Director

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth is issuing a call for original research papers to be presented at the Seventh Annual Conference on Innovation Economics. The conference will be held at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL. The conference will run from approximately 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 19, 2014 to 3:00 P.M. on Friday, June 20, 2014.

OVERVIEW: The conference is organized by Daniel F. Spulber. The papers for this conference will be selected by a scientific committee.

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where economists and legal scholars can gather together with Northwestern's own distinguished faculty to present and discuss high-quality research relevant to intellectual property (IP) protection, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

For information on previous conferences see: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/programs/searlecenter/events/entrepreneur/

This conference will be an important component of the Searle Center’s expanded entrepreneurship and innovation focus. Conference participants will explore the connections between IP, innovation, and entrepreneurship through empirical and theoretical economic and legal analysis. This interdisciplinary conference will be composed of presentations by leading researchers in economics and law, and participating authors will have their papers formally discussed by leading thinkers in the field. In addition, the conference will draw audiences of academics in economics, law, and business, as well as legal and business practitioners, government officials, and public policy makers.

TOPICS: This year's conference will place particular emphasis on technology standards and standards organizations. Topics include:
- Technology Standards and incentives to innovate
- Standards Organizations (SSOs and SDOs)
- Technology Standards and economic efficiency
- Patents
- IP law and regulation
- Innovation
- Invention and R&D
- The role of IP in vertical specialization and market entry
- IP and markets for technology
- Innovation and entrepreneurship

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Papers for the conference should be submitted to the following email address: editjems@kellogg.northwestern.edu

ATTENDANCE: Potential attendees should indicate their interest in receiving an invitation at d-gundersen@law.northwestern.edu

At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the conference. Authors of each accepted paper will receive a speaker fee of $1,500 per paper, regardless of the number of authors. Authors are encouraged to use the speaker fee to cover reasonable transportation expenses since the conference will not otherwise support flights and incidental expenses. The Searle Center will, however, make hotel reservations and pay for rooms for at least one author from each paper to attend the conference, to include the nights of Wednesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 19. Authors are expected to attend and participate in the full duration of the conference.

REVIEW PROCEDURE AND TIMELINE:
Conference Papers Submission Deadline: Papers for the conference should be submitted to the following email address: editjems@kellogg.northwestern.edu by February 7, 2014.
Notification Deadline: Authors will be notified of decisions by March 14, 2014.
Potential attendees should send a message indicating their interest to d-gundersen@law.northwestern.edu by June 9, 2014.

JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS & MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: The conference is organized in cooperation with the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (JEMS), which is edited by Daniel F. Spulber. JEMS encourages submissions on the economics of innovation. Submissions are independent of the conference. Authors presenting papers at the conference need not submit to JEMS and are welcome to publish their work in other venues. To submit to the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, submit the paper on ScholarOne at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jems

Papers prepared for the conference will be permanently hosted on the Searle Center website – http://www.law.northwestern.edu/searlecenter.

ABOUT THE SEARLE CENTER: The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University School of Law was established in 2006 to research how government regulation and interpretation of laws and regulations by the courts affect business and economic growth. Information on the Searle Center's activities may be found at: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/searlecenter.



Posted 8/14/13