Governing Innovation: the law, economics, and political economy of patent systems

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 12:00 AM
Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jan 16

CIGI will co-sponsor a research workshop along with Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy, the Institute for New Economic Thinking entitled “Governing Innovation: the law, economics, and political economy of patent systems”.

Domenico Lombardi, CIGI’s Director of the Global Economy Program and Oonagh Fitzgerald, CIGI’s Director of the International Law Research Program, will participate on a panel focused on international issues.

Jim Balsillie, CIGI’s Chair of the Board and Co-founder of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, will participate in a roundtable discussion of thought leaders in this area.

Event Speakers

In addition to his commitment to CIGI, Jim Balsillie is also the founder of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the Centre for Digital Rights, Arctic Research Foundation and co-founder of the Council of Canadian Innovators.

Domenico Lombardi is the former director of the Global Economy Program and a former member of the executive management committee at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). He serves on the advisory boards of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Bretton Woods Committee in Washington, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Asian Economic Panel.

Oonagh E. Fitzgerald was director of international law at CIGI from April 2014 to February 2020.
In this role, she established and oversaw CIGI’s international law research agenda, which included policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law.