The Political Economy of the Collaborative Innovation Bloc

Forthcoming, Review of Austrian Economics

13 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2019

Date Written: May 13, 2019


In this issue, Elert and Henrekson offer an important and promising framework through which Austrian scholars to contribute to the study of entrepreneurship and innovation. I suggest a way to build upon their framework: incorporating insights from public choice. While Elert and Henrekson downplay self-interest in their institutional analysis, public choice offers important insights about the formation of public policies that affect innovation activity. Without this, a gap exists among the identification of institutional bottlenecks that hinder collaboration in the innovation bloc and the subsequent alleviation of those bottlenecks. Infusing public choice assumptions into the Collaborative Innovation Bloc framework reveals several promising areas for future research.

Keywords: Collaborative Innovation Bloc, Austrian economics, innovation finance, political economy, public choice

JEL Classification: B53, L26, O31, O38

Suggested Citation

Lucas, David, The Political Economy of the Collaborative Innovation Bloc (May 13, 2019). Forthcoming, Review of Austrian Economics, Available at SSRN: or

David Lucas (Contact Author)

Syracuse University ( email )

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