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DECO 27A18 - Innovation Eldorado? Innovation and economic development in Africa

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2019-2020

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

No prerequisites.

Course Description

In the end of the course the student will be able to: • Master the key ideas and concepts underlying innovation in the context of economic development • Master the latest trends in research on innovation and development • Use the tools and methods to develop policy recommendations

Teachers

  • BARTHELMESS, Benedikt M. (Associate Relationship Director)
  • LANGLOIS BERTHELOT, Jean (Conseiller de Direction)

Course validation

In the end of the course the student will be able to: • Master the key ideas and concepts underlying innovation in the context of economic development • Master the latest trends in research on innovation and development • Use the tools and methods to develop policy recommendations

Required reading

Bardhan, Pranab, and Christopher Udry. 1999. “Chapter 12: Technological Progress and Learning”, in Development Microeconomics, Oxford: OUP.

Additional required reading

  • Cassiolato, Jose E, and Virginia,Vitorino. 2009. “BRICS and Development Alternatives: Innovation Systems and Policies”, London: Anthem Press.
  • Kerr, William R. and Ramana Nanda. “Financing Innovation”, Annual Review of Financial Economics, Vol.7:445-462 (Volume publication date December 2015)
  • Mazzucato, Mariana. 2013. “Financing Innovation: Creative Destruction vs. Destructive Creation”, Industrial and Corporate Change, vo. 22 (4), pp. 851-867.
  • McCormick, Dorothy, and Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka (eds.). 2007. “Industrial Clusters and Innovation Systems in Africa: Institutions, Markets and Policy”, United Nations University Press.
  • Schumpeter, Joseph A. 1942. “Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy”, New York: Harper.