What makes a country, region, or city innovative and able to compete in the global economy? This course provides a comprehensive overview of how and why innovation takes place and the policies that support or hinder innovation. This course introduces broad theories of innovation policy while also going in-depth into various case studies, including the United States, China, Canada, Israel, Taiwan, and Germany, among others. The focus will be on politics and the role of the government. By the end of the course, members will have knowledge of innovation policy, major changes therein, as well as knowledge of concepts and some theories that frame innovation-related questions.
NOTE: This course is being offered twice: once in session 1 and once in session 2. Please only register for ONE of these courses, as there will be limited enrollment.