Economics of Industry
The Economics of Industry Programme is concerned with a wide range of empirical and theoretical questions in the field of Industrial Organization. Current research projects in the group focus on Auctions, Supermarket Competition, Dynamic Games, and Industrial Development.
Government financing of R&D: A mechanism design approach
Saul Lach, Zvika Neeman and Mark Schankerman study how to design an optimal government loan program for risky R&D projects with positive externalities.. Read more...
Patent pools for generic drugs
Diffusion of new drugs is painfully slow in low-income countries. In this CEPR VoxTalk Mark Schankerman tells Tim Phillips about how patent pools accelerate the process, and how we could still do a better job of licensing life-saving medicines. View video...