Institutions, Innovation and Growth

Institutions, Innovation and Growth

Selected Economic Papers

The Cournot Centre series

Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut

The first book in this important new series, under the general editorship of Nobel Laureate Robert Solow, Institutions, Innovation and Growth assembles a stellar cast of international contributors. Leading economists join the debate on innovation and economic growth, focussing on a broad spectrum of issues ranging from labour markets to corporate governance. Growth paths within the OECD are also assessed, with particular emphasis on contrasts between US and European models. The book seeks to identify those institutional factors, taking into account different national trajectories, which might serve to promote economic growth in Europe.

Preface

Edited by Jean-Philippe Touffut

Subjects: economics and finance, economics of innovation, industrial economics, innovation and technology, economics of innovation

Extract

This volume is one of a series arising from the conferences organized by The Saint-Gobain Centre for Economic Studies, Paris. These conferences explore current issues, with particular focus on Europe. Speakers, along with other participants and members of the audience, are drawn from backgrounds in academia, business, finance, labour unions, the media and national or multinational governmental and non-governmental agencies. The specific texts presented here have been selected to permit the reader an overview of the first two conferences. The first one took as its theme ‘Institutions and Growth’ (9–10 November 2000). The second focused on ‘The Sources of Technical Change’ (7–8 June 2001). J.-P. TOUFFUT vi