Bronwyn Hall

Professor Emerita of Economics, UC Berkeley

Bronwyn H. Hall is Professor Emerita of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. She is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and an International Research Associate of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London as well as a Visiting Professor at MPI Munich. She received a B.A. in physics from Wellesley College in 1966 and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 1988.

Professor Hall has published articles on the economics and econometrics of technical change in journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Rand Journal of Economics, and Research Policy. Her current research includes comparative analysis of the U.S. and European patent systems, the use of patent citation data for the valuation of intangible (knowledge) assets, comparative firm-level investment and innovation studies (the G-7 economies and others), measuring the returns to R&D and innovation at the firm level, analysis of technology policies such as R&D subsidies and tax incentives, and of recent changes in patenting behavior in the semiconductor and computer industries. She has also made substantial contributions to applied economic research via the creation of software for econometric estimation and of firm-level datasets for the study of innovation, including the widely used NBER dataset for U.S. patents.

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