Bronwyn Hall

Professor Emerita, Department of Economics
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies

Bronwyn 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), 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 software and ICT sectors. She has also made substantial contributions to applied social science 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. Professor Hall founded the graduate seminar on innovation, together with Prof David Mowery of the Haas Business School.

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last updated: December 20th, 2019