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The Problem with Picking Winners: Evaluating Government Support for Commercial R & D

Mar 2001
Policy Brief
By  Scott Wallsten
Scott Wallsten is a visiting researcher for the Center for Research on Employment and Economic Growth at SIEPR and an acting assistant professor of Public Policy. Currently on leave from the World Bank, he has studied reforms of public enterprises with a focus on telecommunications. Wallsten also studies government-industry interactions, the economics of research and development, and agglomerations of high-technology firms. Prior to receiving his Ph.D from Stanford in 1998, Wallsten worked for the President's Council of Economic Advisers in 1995-1996, focusing his talents on U.S. Science and Technology Policy and regulatory reform.