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Lost Einsteins: who becomes an inventor in America?
Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova and John Van Reenen
March 2018
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CentrePiece 23 (1) Spring 2018


Tags: inventor; america; innovation

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.

This article summarises ‘Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation’ by Alex Bell, Raj Chetty, Xavier Jaravel, Neviana Petkova and John Van Reenen, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1519, December 2017.