Conference | Economics of innovation, diffusion, growth and the environment

16 September - 18 September, 2015
Royal Society of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ
3 days

Hosted by the Grantham Research Institute and the Centre for Economic Performance (London School of Economics and Political Science), together with other members of the Sinergia research network: ETH (Zurich), Graduate Institute (Geneva) and EPFL (Lausanne). Funding gratefully acknowledged from the Swiss National Foundation (SNF).

Keynote Speakers 

  • Prof. Philippe Aghion, Harvard University
  • Prof. David Popp, Syracuse University
  • Prof. Sjak Smulders, Tilburg University

Conference details

Held in the surroundings of the Royal Society of the Arts, London, UK, the conference will cover a wide range of topics in the area of the economics of growth, development and technological change, including but not limited to: innovation in clean technologies (including fiscal and regulatory incentives for clean technology development), technology diffusion (including the role of intellectual property rights), growth and environmental policy, technology agreements and global environmental policy. The conference will be of interest to both researchers and policy makers working on issues related to the areas of the economics of innovation, growth and the environment.

For the Conference Programme please click here.

Registration and accommodation 

Presenters will be responsible for booking and paying for their own accommodation, but will be presented with options at the conference hotels near the venue. There is a £100 registration fee for all participants (this includes the conference dinner). For all questions regarding fees, registrations and accommodation please contact Stuart Rodgers

Registration is now closed.

Scientific Committee Members

Philippe Aghion                                                            Joelle Noailly
Lucas Bretschger                                                         Sjak Smulders
Antoine Dechezleprêtre                                               Tim Swanson
Baran Doda                                                                  John Van Reenen
Dominique Foray                                                          Rick van der Ploeg
Timo Goeschl                                                               Ralph Winkler
Ralf Martin                                                                    Cees Withagen