Robert Shapiro on Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation

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  • 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
  • Cobalt, 46/1, Church street, Opposite Hotel Empire, Bangalore 560001.
Robert Shapiro on Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation

About the Discussion: 

Dr Robert Shapiro, is a prominent economist and former economic advisor to President Clinton. Recently he co-authored an economic research paper with Dr Aparna Mathur (Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute) investigating the potential opportunity for further investment and job creation for improving the innovation environment in India. You can read the full paper here. Dr Shapiro will be presenting his research and initiating a discussion with the audience about the implications of his findings.

About Dr Shapiro

Dr Shapiro is the Co-founder and Chairman of Sonecon, LLC. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Georgetown University School of Business, advisor to the International Monetary Fund, director of the Globalization Center at NDN, chairman of the U.S. Climate Task Force and co-chair of America Task Force Argentina. From 1997 to 2001, Dr Shapiro was U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. In that position, he directed economic policy for the Commerce Department and oversaw the Nation's major statistical agencies, including the Census Bureau while it planned and carried out the 2000 decennial census. Prior to that appointment, he was co-founder and Vice President of the Progressive Policy Institute. He also served as principal economic advisor to Bill Clinton in his 1991-1992 presidential campaign and senior economic advisor to Al Gore and John Kerry in their presidential campaigns. In 2008 and 2012, he advised the campaigns and transition of Barack Obama. Dr Shapiro also served as Legislative Director for Senator Daniel P Moynihan and Associate Editor of U.S. News & World Report. He has been a Fellow of Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Dr Shapiro holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard, a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and an A.B. from the University of Chicago. He is widely published, and his most recent book is Futurecast: How Superpowers, Populations and Demographics Will Change the You Live and Work (St Martins' Press, 2008).

The discussion is a closed door session.

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