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Lost Einsteins: who becomes an inventor in America?


Who are America’s most successful inventors – and what can we learn from their experiences in designing policies to stimulate innovation? To answer these questions, former CEP director John Van Reenen and his colleagues have analysed data on the lives of more than one million inventors.


Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova and John Van Reenen

1 March 2018     Paper Number CEPCP522

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This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Growth programme.

This publication comes under the following theme: R&D and innovation