samedi 4 juin 2016

In a great nber paper, Mikko Packalen and Jay Bhattacharya analyzed idea inputs in invention based on the text of nearly every US patent granted during 1836–2010. They find that inventions that build on new ideas early are more likely to spur subsequent invention than inventions that rely on ideas of older vintage. They also produce a great map of the most popular inventions decade by decade.

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