Bronwyn Hall

Bronwyn Hall

Bronwyn Hall is Professor of Economics Emerita at the University of California at Berkeley, Visiting Professor at MPI-Munich, and a Research Associate at the NBER and IFS-London. She has published numerous articles on the economics and econometrics of technical change and innovation and is the editor of the Handbook of the Economics of Innovation in the Elsevier series. Her 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 R&D investment and innovation studies, measuring the returns to R&D and innovation, and analysis of technology policies such as R&D subsidies and tax incentives. She has 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.