In a world where we use extensive amounts of empirical data in research and decision making, the core objective of organising the First Asia-Pacific Workshop on Empirical Methods in Innovation, Intellectual Property and Competition (March 9-11, 2017) was to make academicians, policy makers and regulators more critical consumers of data in the fields of innovation, IP and competition. By providing an overview of empirical studies and methodological issues in different areas of IP as well as competition law, this workshop tried to help the target group learn how to approach and use data in their own research/ decision making. The resource persons of this workshop were Prof. Beth Webster (Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia), Mr D. Scott Bosworth (Principal Economist, Nathan Associates Inc, California), Dr Ilja Rudyk (Senior Economist, European Patent Office, Germany), Dr Sukhpreet Singh (Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow), Prof. Georg Von Graevanitz (Senior Lecturer, University of London), Prof. Jay Kesan (Professor of Law, University of Illinois), Dr Derek Ritzmann (Former Chief Economist, Competition Commission of Hong Kong), Prof. Shubha Ghosh (Syracuse University) and Dr Francis Rathinam (Senior Evaluation Specialist, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation).
A summary of the discussions can be found here.
A blog post relating to this workshop, written by Prof. Georg von Graevenitz, can be accessed from the CREATe blog or his personal blog.
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