Gerben Bakker

Associate Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics

Gerben Bakker is Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. His main field of interest is the long-run analysis of innovation within firms and industries and its effect on over-all productivity growth. He has completed four award-winning research programmes on the history of the live entertainment, the motion picture and music industries, and on the trade in news. He has also acted as a Specialist Advisor for the House of Lords and as a consultant for the Department of Business. He is currently working on the long-run evolution of firms’ research and development outlays and on the role of particular industries in aggregate economic growth.

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