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  • Jan
    26

    Dean's Seminar Series: Benjamin F. Jones

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM

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    A Calculation of the Social Returns to Innovation

    What are the social returns to investments in innovation? The disparate spillovers associated with innovation, including imitation, business stealing, and intertemporal spillovers, have made calculations of the social returns difficult. Northwestern Kellogg School of Management’s Benjamin F. Jones will provide an economy-wide calculation that nets out the many spillover margins. He will assess the role of capital investment, diffusion delays, learning-by-doing, productivity mismeasurement, health outcomes, and international spillovers in assessing the average social returns. Overall, estimates suggest that the social returns are very large. Even under conservative assumptions, innovation efforts produce social benefits that are many multiples of the investment costs.

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    TIME Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Jan
    18

    Suspension of classes for observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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    TIME Monday, January 18, 2021

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    CONTACT Office of the Registrar    nu-registrar@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    13

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 13, 2021

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  • Mar
    15

    Winter Examinations Begin

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    TIME Monday, March 15, 2021

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