Art, as any form of creativity, advances through innovations. But what is the cause of new artistic ideas? What can art history tell us about the relationship between demand and innovation? This column argues that during the Renaissance, it was demand for art – and entrepreneurial painters seeking to profit – that drove greats such as Titian, Tintoretto, and Canaletto to innovate.
Federico Etro, Friday, November 30, 2012 - 00:00
Alan Kirman, Monday, October 29, 2012 - 00:00
The economic crisis has thrown the inadequacies of macroeconomics into stark relief. This column argues that the narrow conception of the macroeconomy as a system in equilibrium is problematic. Economists should abandon entrenched theories and understand the macroeconomy as self-organising. It offers detailed suggestions on what alternative ideas economists can teach their future students that better reflect empirical evidence.
Ashish Arora, Andrea Fosfuri, Thomas Rønde, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 00:00
Over the last decade, companies have paid greater attention to the management of their intellectual assets. We build a model that helps understand how licensing activity should be organized within large corporations.
Steffen Huck, Jean-Robert Tyran, Friday, June 29, 2007 - 00:00
Experimental economics opens the door to better policy design. Laboratory experiments should be used to try out proposed policy changes on a small scale before causing upheaval in the large national economy - like wind tunnels are used in car and plane design.
Steffen Huck, Jean-Robert Tyran, Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 00:00
Experimental economics opens the door to better policy design. Laboratory experiments should be used to try out proposed policy changes on a small scale before causing upheaval in the real economy - just as wind tunnels are used in car and plane design.