The National Bureau of Economic Research's Innovation Policy and the Economy Working Group is seeking paper proposals for a 50th anniversary conference in honor of "The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity." This 1962 NBER volume contains several landmark papers in the economics of technological change.
With funding from the Kauffman Foundation, the conference and subsequent volume seek to honor and assess the original volume, and sponsor new theoretical and empirical contributions on fundamental questions in the economics of innovation and technological change.
Interested authors are encouraged to submit a two-page research proposal that includes an abstract of the intended paper, an outline of the methodologies to be used, and a brief statement about the current state of the research project. The research proposals are to be submitted by March 1, 2009, to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Rob Shannon, National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by March 15, 2009. A pre-conference is scheduled to be held on July 13-14, 2009, and the formal conference is scheduled for late Spring 2010. Authors of accepted papers will be reimbursed for regular transportation expenses for both the pre-conference and conference, and receive an honorarium of $7500 for timely submission of the draft and final manuscript.