Evolving the Knowledge Space: Towards a Selection Dynamics Model of Patent Classes

Buarque, B. (2020). Evolving the Knowledge Space: Towards a Selection Dynamics Model of Patent Classes. IIASA YSSP Report. Laxenburg, Austria: IIASA

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The current report seeks to understand the selection dynamics of patent classes (CPCs) in Europe by employing the methodology developed by Acemoglu et al. (2016) to predict future patenting. Their research focuses on citation networks measuring the knowledge flows across technologies and uses theses to estimate future volumes of patents per CPC during 1995-2004 in the United States. In our current analysis we replicate their results using the European patent database for the years 2005-2014, and likewise demonstrate that the innovation networks have significant predictive power over future patenting in Europe. Furthermore, we improve their methodology by accounting for more complex interactions between CPCs. Finally, we discuss their implications for developing a selection-dynamics model grounded in evolutionary theory.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA YSSP Report)
Research Programs: Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2021 09:23
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:34
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/17055

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