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Mark Schankerman appointed as Ronald Coase Visiting Professor in Law and Economics

Prof. Mark Schankerman has been appointed Ronald Coase Visiting Professor at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC). Prof. Schankerman is a renowned authority in patents, innovation, university technology transfer, productivity, open source software, and emerging economies. Prof. Schankerman is in Tilburg from 13 September until 28 October 2017.

Prof. Mark Schankerman has been appointed Ronald Coase Visiting Professor at the Tilburg Law and Economics Center.  Prof. Schankerman is a renowned authority in patents, innovation, university technology transfer, productivity, open source software, and emerging economies. Prof. Schankerman is in Tilburg from 13 September until 28 October 2017.

Prof. Schankerman is universally recognized as one of the foremost scholars on the economics of intellectual property, having written extensively on patents, R&D, and productivity. His work has been published in the leading economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. In his most recent research he studies the impact of patent rights on small firm innovation, mechanisms to improve patent screening, and the design of optimal loan policies for R&D start-ups.

During his stay on campus as Ronald Coase Visiting Professor, Prof. Schankerman will participate in TILEC activities and actively interact with the TILEC community. In addition he will teach a lecture series on patent rights and innovation so that the students of Tilburg University also benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience.

Prof. Mark Schankerman is a Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics

He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, formerly taught at New York University, and was Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research for ten years. He was Director of Policy Research, and Advisor to the Chief Economist, at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 1995-2003, and worked at the World Bank on structural adjustment lending, regulatory and judicial reform in Africa.

He is widely published in scientific journals (including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and RAND Journal of Economics) in the areas of patents, innovation, university technology transfer, productivity, open source software, and emerging economies.