Iain M. Cockburn

Boston University Questrom School of Business

Richard C. Shipley Professor in Management

595 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA MA 02215

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Scholarly Papers (35)

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National Bureau of Economic Research Patent Database: Data Overview

2007 Kauffman Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Data
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 18 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2007
Iain M. Cockburn, Bronwyn H. Hall and Manuel Trajtenberg
Boston University Questrom School of Business, University of California at Berkeley and Tel Aviv University - Eitan Berglas School of Economics
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The Anchor Tenant Hypothesis: Exploring the Role of Large, Local, R&D-Intensive Firms in Regional Innovation Systems

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 21, pp. 1227-1253, 2003
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Apr 2007
Ajay Agrawal and Iain M. Cockburn
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Boston University Questrom School of Business
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Regional innovation systems, University technology transfer, Spillovers, Absorptive

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Patent Thickets, Licensing and Innovative Performance

ZEW - Centre for European Economic Research Discussion Paper No. 08-101, Boston U. School of Management Research Paper No. 2009-7
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2013
Iain M. Cockburn, Megan MacGarvie and Elisabeth Mueller
Boston University Questrom School of Business, Boston University School of Management and German Graduate School of Management and Law
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patent thickets, licensing, innovative performance

Patent Thickets, Licensing and Innovative Performance

Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 899-925, 2010
Posted: 04 Jun 2010
Iain M. Cockburn, Megan MacGarvie and Elisabeth Mueller
Boston University Questrom School of Business, Boston University School of Management and German Graduate School of Management and Law

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Gone but not Forgotten: Knowledge Flows, Labor Mobility, and Enduring Social Relationships

Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 6, pp. 571-591, September 2006
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Apr 2007
Ajay Agrawal, Iain M. Cockburn and John McHale
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Boston University Questrom School of Business and Smith School of Business
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knowledge flows, social relationships, labor mobility, patent citations

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Access to Intellectual Property for Innovation: Evidence on Problems and Coping Strategies from German Firms

TILEC Discussion Paper No. 2010-042
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Dec 2010
Elisabeth Mueller, Iain M. Cockburn and Megan MacGarvie
German Graduate School of Management and Law, Boston University Questrom School of Business and Boston University School of Management
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access to intellectual property, patents, innovation

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Do Patents Matter?: Empirical Evidence after GATT

NBER Working Paper No. w7495
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 11 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2010
Jean O. Lanjouw and Iain M. Cockburn
University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (Deceased) and Boston University Questrom School of Business
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Public-Private Interaction and the Productivity of Pharmaceutical Research

NBER Working Paper No. w6018
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2013
Iain M. Cockburn and Rebecca M. Henderson
Boston University Questrom School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Balancing Incentives: the Tension between Basic and Applied Research

NBER Working Paper No. w6882
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 24 May 1999 Last Revised: 22 May 2010
Iain M. Cockburn, Rebecca M. Henderson and Scott Stern
Boston University Questrom School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Finding the Endless Frontier: Lessons from the Life Sciences Innovation System for Technology Policy

Capitalism and Society, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Article 1, 2010
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 29 Jan 2013
Iain M. Cockburn and Scott Stern
Boston University Questrom School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Are All Patent Examiners Equal? The Impact of Examiner Characteristics

NBER Working Paper No. w8980
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Jun 2002 Last Revised: 04 Dec 2014
Iain M. Cockburn, Samuel S. Kortum and Scott Stern
Boston University Questrom School of Business, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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The Diffusion of Science-Driven Drug Discovery: Organizational Change in Pharmaceutical Research

NBER Working Paper No. w7359
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 07 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2012
Iain M. Cockburn, Rebecca M. Henderson and Scott Stern
Boston University Questrom School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Gone But Not Forgotten: Labor Flows, Knowledge Spillovers, and Enduring Social Capital

NBER Working Paper No. w9950
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Sep 2003 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2013
Ajay Agrawal, Iain M. Cockburn and John McHale
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Boston University Questrom School of Business and Smith School of Business
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Industry Effects and Appropriability Measures in the Stock Markets Valuation of R&D and Patents

NBER Working Paper No. w2465
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 May 2004 Last Revised: 08 Jun 2014
Iain M. Cockburn and Zvi Griliches
Boston University Questrom School of Business and (Deceased)
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Entry and Patenting in the Software Industry

NBER Working Paper No. w12563
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 Oct 2006 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Iain M. Cockburn and Megan MacGarvie
Boston University Questrom School of Business and Boston University School of Management
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Faster, Smaller, Cheaper: An Hedonic Price Analysis of Pdas

NBER Working Paper No. w10746
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 Sep 2004 Last Revised: 19 Feb 2015
Paul D. Chwelos, Ernst R. Berndt and Iain M. Cockburn
University of British Columbia (UBC) - Sauder School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University Questrom School of Business
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Patents, Thickets, and the Financing of Early-Stage Firms: Evidence from the Software Industry

NBER Working Paper No. w13644
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 01 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Iain M. Cockburn and Megan MacGarvie
Boston University Questrom School of Business and Boston University School of Management
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Patents, Thickets and the Financing of Early-Stage Firms: Evidence from the Software Industry

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 729-773, Fall 2009
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 13 Oct 2009
Iain M. Cockburn and Megan MacGarvie
Boston University Questrom School of Business and Boston University School of Management
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Scale, Scope and Spillovers: The Determinants of Research Productivity in the Pharmaceutical Industry

NBER Working Paper No. w4466
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 29 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2014
Rebecca M. Henderson and Iain M. Cockburn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University Questrom School of Business
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Patents and the Survival of Internet-Related Ipos

NBER Working Paper No. w13146
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Iain M. Cockburn and Stefan Wagner
Boston University Questrom School of Business and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
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Public & Private Spillovers, Location and the Productivity of Pharmaceutical Research

NBER Working Paper No. w12509
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2014
Boston University - Department of Strategy & Policy, University of Toulouse 1 - Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), London Business School, Boston University Questrom School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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Why are Some Regions More Innovative than Others? The Role of Firm Size Diversity

NBER Working Paper No. w17793
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2015
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Boston University Questrom School of Business, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Georgia Institute of Technology - Strategic Management Area
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Why are Some Regions More Innovative than Others? The Role of Firm Size Diversity

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9766
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Dec 2013
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Boston University Questrom School of Business, University of Toronto - Strategic Management and Georgia Institute of Technology - Strategic Management Area
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cities, externalities, firm size diversity, innovation, patents, spin-outs

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University Research, Industrial R&D, and the Anchor Tenant Hypothesis

NBER Working Paper No. w9212
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Sep 2002 Last Revised: 01 May 2013
Ajay Agrawal and Iain M. Cockburn
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management and Boston University Questrom School of Business
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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Innovation

NBER Working Paper No. w24449
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Apr 2018
Iain M. Cockburn, Rebecca M. Henderson and Scott Stern
Boston University Questrom School of Business, Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
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The Regulation of Prescription Drug Competition and Market Responses: Patterns in Prices and Sales Following Loss of Exclusivity

NBER Working Paper No. w19487
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2014
IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program, Boston University Questrom School of Business, Harvard Medical School, IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Is Price Inflation Different for the Elderly? An Empirical Analysis of Prescription Drugs

NBER Working Paper No. w6182
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 20 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 14 May 2008
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Boston University Questrom School of Business, Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health, (Deceased) and Eli Lilly and Company, Ltd - Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis
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Generics and New Goods in Pharmaceutical Price Indexes

NBER Working Paper No. w4272
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 28 May 2004 Last Revised: 29 Jun 2012
Zvi Griliches and Iain M. Cockburn
(Deceased) and Boston University Questrom School of Business
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Hedonic Analysis of Arthritis Drugs

NBER Working Paper No. w6574
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Apr 1999 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2018
Iain M. Cockburn and Aslam H. Anis
Boston University Questrom School of Business and University of British Columbia (UBC)
Downloads 41 (415,225)
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Market Conditions and Retirement of Physical Capital: Evidence Fron Oil Tankers

NBER Working Paper No. w4194
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Aug 2000
Murray Z. Frank and Iain M. Cockburn
University of Minnesota and Boston University Questrom School of Business
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Not Invented Here? Innovation in Company Towns

NBER Working Paper No. w15437
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Nov 2009 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2014
Ajay Agrawal, Iain M. Cockburn and Carlos Rosell
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Boston University Questrom School of Business and University of Toronto - Department of Economics
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Price Indexes for Clinical Trial Research: A Feasibility Study

NBER Working Paper No. w18918
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2014
Ernst R. Berndt and Iain M. Cockburn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University Questrom School of Business
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Patents and the Global Diffusion of New Drugs

NBER Working Paper No. w20492
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2015
Iain M. Cockburn, Jean O. Lanjouw and Mark A. Schankerman
Boston University Questrom School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (Deceased) and London School of Economics and Political Science
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Patents and the Global Diffusion of New Drugs

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10149
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 Sep 2014
Iain M. Cockburn, Jean O. Lanjouw and Mark A. Schankerman
Boston University Questrom School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (Deceased) and London School of Economics and Political Science
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Deals Not Done: Sources of Failure in the Market for Ideas

NBER Working Paper No. w19679
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 14 Mar 2015
Ajay Agrawal, Iain M. Cockburn and Laurina Zhang
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Boston University Questrom School of Business and Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business
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Opportunity Costs and Entrepreneurial Activity

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship
Posted: 17 Nov 2009
Raphael ('Raffi") H. Amit, Eitan Muller and Iain M. Cockburn
The Wharton School UPENN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Boston University Questrom School of Business

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Canadian Labor Market Activity Survey, Motivation, Career choices, Individual traits, Risk orientation, Salaried employment, Self-employment, Wage workers, Wages & salaries

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The Globalization of Clinical Trials for New Medicines: Where are the Trials Going and Why?

iHEA 2007 6th World Congress: Explorations in Health Economics Paper
Posted: 11 Jun 2007
Ernst R. Berndt, Iain M. Cockburn and Fabio A. Thiers
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Boston University Questrom School of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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clinical trials, globalization, emerging economies, intellectual property

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Scale, Scope, and Spillovers: The Determinants of Research Productivity in Drug Discovery

RAND J. OF ECONOMICS, Vol. 26, No. 1
Posted: 15 Jul 1998
Rebecca M. Henderson and Iain M. Cockburn
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University Questrom School of Business

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Characteristics of Demand for Pharmaceutical Products: An Examination of Four Cephalosporins

RAND JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS, Vol. 28, No. 3, Autumn 1997
Posted: 12 Mar 1997
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, Boston University Questrom School of Business, (Deceased) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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