Economics of Innovation and Intellectual Property
General Catalog Course Title:
Economics of Innovation and Intellectual Property
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Fall 2012
Fall 2011
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Instructor: 
Wright, Brian

This course addresses the economics of research and incentives for innovation including intellectual property rights. Topics include the standard modern economics of invention; modern intellectual property rights; innovation examples from agriculture, energy, pharmaceuticals, software, and electronics; the roles of the public and private sectors; innovation and market structure; the needs of the poor; and global intellectual property negotiations.

For more detailed information about classes, please visit the UC Berkeley Online Schedule of Classes.