Research projects underway in the Industrial Organization Programme include:
Innovation models in the U.S. and Germany
In "Innovation Systems: Positive and Normative Perspectives", Research Fellow Diego Comin is studying the causes and consequences of the way countries innovate, comparing the innovation models in the U.S. and Germany and identifying their key differences. One aspect of the research will focus on the activities of Fraunhofer, a public applied R&D organization in Germany that every year obtains approximately 500 new patents and helps about 8000 German firms stay close to the technology frontier.
Innovation in services
Research Fellow Jonathan Haskel, Gavin Wallis and Peter Goodridge are studying innovation in services and the link to service sector productivity; as a part of a larger study on improving the operation of the Single Market.