Adam B. Jaffe

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Director

Level 1, 93 Cuba Street

P.O. Box 24390

Wellington, 6142

New Zealand

http://motu.org.nz

Brandeis University

Fred C. Hecht Professor Emeritus

Waltham, MA 02454-9110

United States

http://www.brandeis.edu/global/people/faculty/jaff

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (43)

1.

Energy-Efficient Technologies and Climate Change Policies: Issues and Evidence

Climate Issues Working Paper No. 19; KSG Working Paper
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 Dec 1999
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 1,449 (7,500)
Citation 15

Abstract:

Technological Change and the Environment

KSG Working Paper No. 00-002
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 12 Dec 2000
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 696 (27,091)
Citation 59

Abstract:

Technological Change and the Environment

NBER Working Paper No. w7970
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 13 Oct 2000
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 36 (363,554)
Citation 59

Abstract:

Technological Change and the Environment

HANDBOOK OF ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS, K.G. Maler & J. Vincent, eds., North-Holland/Elsevier Science, Forthcoming 2002
Posted: 10 Nov 2000
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Abstract:

technological change, environment, invention, innovation, diffusion

3.

Environmental Policy and Technological Change

FEEM Working Paper No. 26.2002
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 May 2002
Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment
Downloads 542 (37,120)
Citation 53

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4.

The NBER Patent Citation Data File: Lessons, Insights and Methodological Tools

NBER Working Paper No. w8498
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 29 Sep 2001
Bronwyn H. Hall, Adam B. Jaffe and Manuel Trajtenberg
University of California at Berkeley, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 294 (75,503)
Citation 313

Abstract:

The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change

RFF Discussion Paper 98-12 (Revised)
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Jun 2000
Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 166 (142,334)
Citation 95

Abstract:

The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change

NBER Working Paper No. w6437
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 19 Jun 2000
Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
Downloads 36 (363,554)
Citation 95

Abstract:

The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change

Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 114, No. 3, August 1999
Posted: 26 Jun 2000
Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

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6.

Market Value and Patent Citations: A First Look

NBER Working Paper No. w7741
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 24 Jul 2000
Bronwyn H. Hall, Adam B. Jaffe and Manuel Trajtenberg
University of California at Berkeley, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 182 (121,139)
Citation 277

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7.

Peanut Butter Patents Versus the New Economy: Does the Increased Rate of Patenting Signal More Invention or Just Lower Standards?

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 16 Jun 2004
Paroma Sanyal and Adam B. Jaffe
Brandeis University - Department of Economics and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 161 (137,205)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Patent Explosion, Application Propensity, Grants Rates

Technological Opportunity and Spillovers of R&D: Evidence from Firms' Patents, Profits and Market Value

NBER Working Paper No. w1815
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 Jul 2004
Adam B. Jaffe
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 149 (156,507)
Citation 287

Abstract:

Technological Opportunity and Spillovers of R&D: Evidence from Firms' Patents, Profits, and Market Value

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Adam B. Jaffe
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Abstract:

Technological opportunity, Patent classifications, R&D, Knowledge spillovers, Financial performance, Market value, Opportunity recognition, Research productivity, Industrial research, Manufacturing industries

9.

Diffusion of Green Technology: A Survey

Motu Working Paper No. 14-04
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Apr 2014
Corey Allan, Adam B. Jaffe and Isabelle Sin
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 142 (115,029)

Abstract:

Technology diffusion, technology transfer, policy instruments, green technology

10.

Innovation and its Discontents

Capitalism and Society, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Article 3, 2006
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Jan 2013
Adam B. Jaffe and Josh Lerner
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 132 (132,398)
Citation 129

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11.

Energy, the Environment, and Technological Change

NBER Working Paper No. w14832
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 06 Apr 2009
David Popp, Richard G. Newell and Adam B. Jaffe
Syracuse University - Department of Public Administration, Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 132 (133,056)
Citation 81

Abstract:

Are Patent Fees Effective at Weeding Out Low-Quality Patents?

Motu Working Paper No. 15-01
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2016
Gaétan de Rassenfosse and Adam B. Jaffe
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 87 (233,873)

Abstract:

Patents, Patent fees, Patent quality, Innovation, Invention

Are Patent Fees Effective at Weeding Out Low-Quality Patents?

NBER Working Paper No. w20785
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Dec 2014
Gaétan de Rassenfosse and Adam B. Jaffe
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 5 (522,978)

Abstract:

Geographic Localization of Knowledge Spillovers as Evidenced by Patent Citations

NBER Working Paper No. w3993
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 26 Jan 2001
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 87 (233,873)
Citation 486

Abstract:

Geographic Localization of Knowledge Spillovers as Evidenced by Patent Citations

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract:

Knowledge spillovers, Patents, Geography, Localization, Patent ownership, Knowledge transfer

14.

The Meaning of Patent Citations: Report on the Nber/Case-Western Reserve Survey of Patentees

NBER Working Paper No. w7631
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 21 May 2000
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 86 (225,538)
Citation 30

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15.

The U.S. Patent System in Transition: Policy Innovation and the Innovation Process

NBER Working Paper No. w7280
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 20 Mar 2000
Adam B. Jaffe
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 84 (230,376)
Citation 58

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16.

Who Does R&D and Who Patents?

NBER Working Paper No. w0908
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 Oct 2000
University of Michigan, Harvard University, (Deceased), University of California at Berkeley and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 75 (238,902)
Citation 56

Abstract:

Environmental Regulation and Innovation: A Panel Data Study

NBER Working Paper No. w5545
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Sep 1996
Adam B. Jaffe and Karen L. Palmer
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Resources for the Future
Downloads 71 (264,703)
Citation 84

Abstract:

Environmental Regulation and Innovation: A Panel Data Study

The Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. LXXIX, No. 4, November 1997
Posted: 20 May 2000
Adam B. Jaffe and Karen L. Palmer
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Resources for the Future

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18.

Privatizing R&D: Patent Policy and the Commercialization of National Laboratory Technologies

NBER Working Paper No. w7064
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 19 Apr 1999
Adam B. Jaffe and Josh Lerner
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Harvard Business School - Finance Unit
Downloads 67 (266,174)
Citation 23

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19.

Flows of Knowledge from Universities and Federal Labs: Modeling the Flowof Patent Citations Over Time and Across Institutional and Geographic Boundari

NBER Working Paper No. w5712
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Aug 2000
Adam B. Jaffe and Manuel Trajtenberg
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 64 (268,252)
Citation 52

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20.

How High are the Giants' Shoulders: An Empirical Assessment of Knowledge Spillovers and Creative Destruction in a Model of Economic Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w4370
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 26 May 2004
Ricardo J. Caballero and Adam B. Jaffe
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 59 (279,420)
Citation 81

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21.

Universities as a Source of Commercial Technology: A Detailed Analysis of University Patenting 1965-1988

NBER Working Paper No. w5068
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Jun 2000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 57 (279,420)
Citation 111

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22.

International Knowledge Flows: Evidence from Patent Citations

NBER Working Paper No. w6507
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 24 Aug 1999
Adam B. Jaffe and Manuel Trajtenberg
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 56 (270,384)
Citation 66

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23.

Evidence from Patents and Patent Citations on the Impact of Nasa and Other Federal Labs on Commercial Innovation

NBER Working Paper No. w6044
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Aug 2000
Adam B. Jaffe, Michael S. Fogarty and Bruce A. Banks
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, affiliation not provided to SSRN and NASA Kennedy Space Center
Downloads 54 (301,415)
Citation 29

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24.

The NBER Patent Citations Data File: Lessons, Insights and Methodological Tools

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3094
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 08 Jan 2002
Bronwyn H. Hall, Adam B. Jaffe and Manuel Trajtenberg
University of California at Berkeley, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
Downloads 50 (312,268)
Citation 313

Abstract:

Patents, citations, data construction, truncation

25.

Ivory Tower Versus Corporate Lab: An Empirical Study of Basic Research and Appropriability

NBER Working Paper No. w4146
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 08 Jun 2004
Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 47 (312,268)
Citation 9

Abstract:

The Impact of R&D Subsidy on Innovation: A Study of New Zealand Firms

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 01 Sep 2015
Adam B. Jaffe and Trinh Le
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust
Downloads 20 (439,648)

Abstract:

Industrial policy, innovation, R&D

The Impact of R&D Subsidy on Innovation: A Study of New Zealand Firms

NBER Working Paper No. w21479
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 Aug 2015
Adam B. Jaffe and Trinh Le
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust
Downloads 8 (507,397)

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27.

Patent Citations and International Knowledge Flow: The Cases of Korea and Taiwan

NBER Working Paper No. w8528
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Oct 2001
Albert G. Z. Hu and Adam B. Jaffe
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Department of Economics and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 28 (378,014)
Citation 6

Abstract:

The Effect of Public Funding on Research Output: The New Zealand Marsden Fund

Motu Working Paper No. 15-12
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 03 Oct 2015
Adam B. Jaffe, Jason Gush, Victoria Larsen and Athene Laws
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Royal Society of New Zealand, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust and Victoria University of Wellington
Downloads 17 (456,686)

Abstract:

Science policy, science funding, New Zealand, research, Marsden Fund

The Effect of Public Funding on Research Output: The New Zealand Marsden Fund

NBER Working Paper No. w21652
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Oct 2015
Jason Gush, Adam B. Jaffe, Victoria Larsen and Athene Laws
Royal Society of New Zealand, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust and Victoria University of Wellington
Downloads 1 (549,135)

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29.

Market Demand, Technological Opportunity and Research Spillovers on R&D Intensity and Productivity Growth

NBER Working Paper No. w1432
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Jun 2004
Adam B. Jaffe
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 16 (430,211)
Citation 10

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30.

Exporting, Innovation and the Role of Immigrants

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 13 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2015
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust and Government of New Zealand - Treasury
Downloads 11 (435,225)

Abstract:

exporting, innovation, migrants, international engagement, workforce composition

Bounding the Effects of R&D: An Investigation Using Matched Establishment-Firm Data

NBER Working Paper No. w5544
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 04 Oct 2010
James D. Adams and Adam B. Jaffe
Dept of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 11 (490,815)
Citation 44

Abstract:

Bounding The Effects of R&D An Investigation Using Matched Establishment-Firm Data

96-97-7
Posted: 07 Aug 1996
James D. Adams and Adam B. Jaffe
Dept of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

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32.

Induction and Evolution in the Origin of Inventions: Evidence from Smoking Cessation Products

NBER Working Paper No. w16543
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 22 Nov 2010
Seth H. Werfel and Adam B. Jaffe
Stanford University, Department of Political Science, Students and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 5 (490,473)

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33.

Agricultural Productivity in New Zealand: First Estimates from the Longitudinal Business Database

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 16 Sep 2015
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Independent and Cornell University - Department of Economics
Downloads 4 (400,222)

Abstract:

Firm-level productivity, dairying, sheep-beef farming, Translog, fixed effects

34.

Econometric Evidence on the R&D Depreciation Rate

NBER Working Paper No. w23072
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 23 Jan 2017
Gaétan de Rassenfosse and Adam B. Jaffe
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 0 (485,740)

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35.

Intangible Investment and Firm Performance

Motu Working Paper 16-14, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, September 2016
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 26 Sep 2016
Nathan Chappell and Adam B. Jaffe
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Downloads 0 (435,225)

Abstract:

intangible investment, productivity, firm performance, industrial policy

36.

Low-Quality Patents in the Eye of the Beholder: Evidence from Multiple Examiners

NBER Working Paper No. w22244
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 16 May 2016
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Swinburne University of Technology
Downloads 0 (485,740)

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37.

Productivity Distribution and Drivers of Productivity Growth in the Construction Industry

Number of pages: 72 Posted: 14 May 2016
Adam B. Jaffe, Trinh Le and Nathan Chappell
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust
Downloads 0 (326,769)

Abstract:

construction industry, labour productivity, multi-factor productivity

38.

Patent Citation Data in Social Science Research: Overview and Best Practices

NBER Working Paper No. w21868
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Jan 2016
Adam B. Jaffe and Gaétan de Rassenfosse
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Downloads 0 (345,405)

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39.

Universities as a Source of Commercial Technology: A Detailed Analysis of University Patenting, 1965-1988

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Adam B. Jaffe and Manuel Trajtenberg
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics

Abstract:

Commercialization, University-industry-government relations, Knowledge transfer, Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, Patent productivity, Colleges & universities, Patents, Technology transfer, Federal legislation

40.

Do Alliances Promote Knowledge Flows?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 10 Nov 2009
Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abstract:

Knowledge flows, Patent citations, Knowledge transfer, Patents, Organizational communication, Information networks, International alliances, Interfirm alliances

41.

Public Financial Support for Commercial Innovation

Posted: 17 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 28 Feb 2015
CASE - Center for Social and Economic Research, Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and World Bank

Abstract:

innovation, technology, transition, knowledge economy, public support

42.

Energy-Saving Technology Innovation: The Effect of Economic Incentives and Direct Regulation.

Posted: 01 Sep 1999
Duke University - Nicholas School of Environment, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

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43.

Bounding the Effects of R & D: An Investigation Using Matched Establishment-Firm Data

RAND JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, Vol. 27, No. 4
Posted: 05 Feb 1998
Adam B. Jaffe and James D. Adams
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and Dept of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Abstract: