ISBN 9789351502692,Technology, Innovations and Economic Development

Technology, Innovations and Economic Development



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789351502692

ISBN-10 9351502694


Number of Pages 376 Pages
Language (English)
Provides a fresh perspective to the ongoing debate on the core themes of development economics. This book, in honour of Robert E. Evenson, brings together diverse, yet interrelated, areas of innovations such as agricultural development, technology and industry while assessing their combined roles in developing an economy. Thematically structured, it covers innovation and economic development; technological progress and agricultural development; and technology transfer, national innovation systems and industrial development. With essays addressing the significant aspects in development economics, it offers a unique contribution in terms of focusing on problems from the perspective of developing economies.
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Lakhwinder Singh is a Professor, Department of Economics and Coordinator, Centre for Development Economics and Innovation Studies (CDEIS), at Punjabi University, Patiala. Prior to this, he was a faculty member of the University of Delhi and National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi. He was a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics at Yale University, USA and a Visiting Research Fellow, Seoul National University, South Korea. He has been awarded Asia Fellowship by the Institute of International Education, New York, 2001. Singh is the Founding Editor of the Millennial Asia: An International Journal of Asian Studies jointly published by SAGE and Association of Asia Scholars (AAS). His current research interests include the national innovation system, international knowledge spillovers, pattern of devel¬opment, globalization and agrarian distress in developing economies. Apart from publishing more than 50 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and chapters in the books, he has the following books to his credit: Economic and Environmental Sustainability of the Asian Region, Routledge, 2010; Economic Cooperation and Infrastructural Linkages between Two Punjabs: Way Ahead, CRRID, 2010; and Punjab's Economic Development in the Era of Globalisation, 2014.
K.J. Joseph is the Ministry of Commerce Chair Professor at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum. He is also the Vice-President of Globelics and the Editor-in-Chief of Innovation and Development, published by Taylor and Francis. Professor Joseph also holds the posi¬tion of expert in innovation studies in the Tianjin University of Finance and Economics appointed under the Tianjin Program of Recruitment of Global Experts. Earlier positions that he held include visiting senior fellow at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, and visiting professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University and consultant to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). As a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, he undertook research on technology licensing in India under the supervision of Robert Evenson at Yale University and published jointly with him. Apart from over 80 research papers, he has the following books to his credit: Industry under Economic Liberalization: The Case of Indian Electronics (Sage Publications); Information Technology, Innovation System and Trade Regime in Developing Countries: India and the ASEAN (Palgrave Macmillan); Export Competitiveness of Knowledge Intensive Industries, edited with Nagesh Kumar (Oxford University Press) and the Handbook on Innovation Systems in Developing Countries (Edward Elgar) edited with B.A. Lundvall, Cristina Chaminade and Jan Vang.
Daniel K.N. Johnson is the Chair of the Economics and Business Department at Colorado College, and a tenured Associate Professor of Economics. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University (1998), which he completed under Bob Evenson's supervision. He previously completed an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics (1992) and a B.Soc.Sc. Honours from the University of Ottawa, Canada (1991). He is the author of over 50 refereed journal articles, commissioned pieces and book chapters. Several of those are co-authored with Bob Evenson, and he takes special pleasure in talking about those with students as models of collaboration. He frequently co-authors with his undergraduate stu¬dents, inspired by Bob's methodology. Specializing in the economics of innovation and technological change, he frequently advises and lectures internationally on public policy related to intellectual property rights. In addition to his primary research on knowledge spillovers, he enjoys writ¬ing projects that apply economic models to unusual questions: predicting Olympic medal counts, explaining game show contestant behaviour, evaluating the impact of Walmart on residential property values, explor¬ing philanthropic behaviour patterns, improving the marginal impact of microfinance lending programmes, explaining the adoption of new election equipment in the wake of vote count scandals, analysing where consum¬ers can find the cheapest gas and evaluating pedagogical techniques and outcomes in economics. Feeling that it was not enough to simply study innovation and entrepreneurship, he founded and now runs three start-up companies, all serving the interests of higher education: Economics of Technology Consulting, Lightning Abstracts and BookCheetah.