Scholarly Publications

German Jewish Émigrés and U.S. Invention

December 2014

Historical accounts suggest that Jewish émigrés from Nazi Germany revolutionized U.S. science.

Patents and Innovation: Evidence from Economic History

January 2013

To read this article, please visit the Journal of Economic Perspectives.


Journal Article: "Patents and Innovation: Evidence from Economic History," written by Petra Moser

November 2013

Assistant professor of economics Patricia Moser addresses the question "What is the optimal system of intellectual property rights to encourage innovation?" in her recent article published in the ...

Announcing the Stig and Brita-Stina Hagstrom Memorial Fund

June 2011

The Europe Center at the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and The Stanford Center for Innovation in Learning announce the Stig and Brita-Stina Hagstrom Memorial Fund in...

Angela Merkel: Meeting Global Challenges in Partnership

April 2010

"Freedom and solidarity and partnership belong together," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a capacity crowd at Stanford in her only public speech during a four-day visit to the United States.

Old Events

Ends of Enlightenment

October 17, 2012

Seminar presentation on John Bender's new book, "Ends of Enlightenment."  In his book, Professor Bender explores three realms of eighteenth-century European innovation that remain active in the...

The European and Global Economic Crisis: "The Eurozone Crisis and Prospects for Future European Integration or Disintegration"

October 12, 2011

Synopsis: Robin Niblett, Director of Chatham House, delivered the following talk in The Europe Center series “The European and Global Economic Crisis”.

Russian Science and the Current Crisis

November 10, 2009

In her presentation "Russian Science Policy: Before and During the Economic Crisis," Irina Dezhina will outline the major characteristics of the R&D sector in Russia and offer an analysis of...


Technology Transfer Agreements in EU and U.S. Antitrust Law

Technological innovation and the transfer of the resulting intellectual property rights are indispensable to the economies of the European Union and the United States.

Linkages between Services and Manufacturing;

This study will analyze intersectoral linkages via trade in intermediates across industries, and the changing industrial structure of the EU, with a view to identifying possible unexploited...

The Role of Multinational Companies and Supply Chains in Innovation

The study on the role of multinational companies and supply chains in innovation will summarize patterns of internationalisation of the knowledge-creating and knowledge-sourcing activities of...