Nathan Rosenberg

Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Professor of Public Policy, Emeritus
Landau Economics Building Room 337
579 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 723-1902

Fields of Interest

Research: The economics of technological change, the economic role of science, economic history and development
Current Research: The role of scientific knowledge in influencing the rate and direction of technological change; determinants of technological change in the medical secto; economic performance of “high tech” industries; universities as economic institutions
Teaching: Science and technology in economic growth, comparative economic development, European and American economic history


Nathan Rosenberg is the Fairleigh S.Dickinson, Jr. Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Economics. His research interests focus on the economics of technological change, with special attention paid to the role played by scientific research in shaping the rate and direction of technological change.

His current research has focused on technological change in the chemical industry and in the delivery of medical care, as well as the role played by universities in facilitating technological change in the "high tech" industries.