Evolutionary Economics:
New Perspectives on Telecommunications and Pharmaceuticals in Europe and the U.S.


A Conference in the Glass Pavilion
March 30 - March 31, 2001


March 30, 2001

9:00 - 12:00
Peter Murmann, Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University, "Evolutionary Economics¡ªThe State of the Science."
Followed by a commentaries and a free-flowing panel discussion by:
Fabio Pammolli, Chair
Richard Nelson, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University;
F.M. Scherer, Emeritus, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government;
Giovanni Dosi, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa;
Kenneth Lipartito, Department of History, Miami International University;
Franco Malerba, Industrial Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, and Director of CESPRI, a research center on industrial and international economics
2:00 - 5:00
Political Regimes in Two Science-Based Industries-Telecommunications and Pharmaceuticals-in Europe and the United States
Kenneth Lipartito, "Telecommunications in Europe and the United States"
Luigi Orsenigo, Department of Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, "Pharmaceuticals in Europe and the United States"

Followed by commentaries and a similarly free-flowing panel discussion chaired by Lou Galambos.
Louis Galambos, Chair
Youssef Cassis, University of Geneva and London School of Economics;
Hannah Kettler, Office of Health Economics, London;
Robert Garnet, Fellow of the IAESBE and a former executive at AT&T;
Franco Malerba.
Henry Grabowski, Department of Economics, Duke University
March 31, 2001
9:00 - 12:00
Innovation Systems in Two Science-Based Industries-Telecommunications and Pharmaceuticals-in Europe and the United States
Paul Miranti, Business School, Rutgers University, and Eric Abrahamson, The Prologue Group, "An Historical Perspective on Telecommunications Innovation in Europe and the United States"
Fabio Pammolli; Massimo Riccaboni, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa; Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Merck & Co., Inc.; and Lou Galambos, "Pharmaceutical Innovation in Europe and the United States"
2:00 - 5:00
Followed by commentaries and another free-flowing discussion chaired by Hannah Kettler, who will also contribute a commentary.
Franco Malerba;
Joseph DiMasi, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development;
Henry Grabowski;
Kenneth Lipartito;
Luigi Orsenigo;
Robert Garnet.
Round-up Discussion #1; the focus here will be on the implications of the evolutionary theory for the various histories and the implications of the histories for the theory.
Fabio Pamolli, Chair
Richard Nelson;
Michael Scherer;
Giovanni Dosi;
Peter Murmann;
Franco Malerba;
Giovanni Dosi;

And, of course, our talented audience.
Followed by Round-up Discussion #2, dealing with some of the practical aspects of the combination of specific information, historical surveys, and economic analyses generated in the conference.
Hannah Kettle. Chair
These discussants will bring to bear their experiences in industry and regulatory agencies in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere.
Peter Sheehan, Director of the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University, Australia;
Robert Garnet;
Dr. Andrea Bonaccorsi, Consultant to the Italian Ministry of Industry and Professor, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
Steve Hanke, Applied Economics, Johns Hopkins University
And of course the previous participants and the audience.


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