Knowledge diffusion and morality: Why do we freely share valuable information with Strangers?

C. Ayoubi; B. Thurm 

Journal Of Economics & Management Strategy. 2022-09-07. DOI : 10.1111/jems.12496.


Does It Pay to Do Novel Science? The Selectivity Patterns in Science Funding

C. Ayoubi; M. Pezzoni; F. Visentin 

Science And Public Policy. 2021-10-01. Vol. 48, num. 5, p. 635-648. DOI : 10.1093/scipol/scab031.

A new meta-coupling framework to diagnose the inequity hidden in China’s cultivated land use

X. Chuai; R. Gao; J. Li; X. Guo; Q. Lu et al. 

Environmental Science & Policy. 2021-10-01. Vol. 124, p. 635-644. DOI : 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.08.001.

The embodied flow of built-up land in China?s interregional trade and its implications for regional carbon balance

X. Chuai; R. Gao; X. Huang; Q. Lu; R. Zhao 

Ecological Economics. 2021-06-01. Vol. 184, p. 106993. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.106993.

Smart specialization strategies – insights gained from a unique European policy experiment on innovation and industrial policy design

D. Foray; M. Eichler; M. Keller 

Review of Evolutionary Political Economy. 2021. Vol. 2, p. 83–103. DOI : 10.1007/s43253-020-00026-z.

The formation of Coasean institutions to provide university knowledge for innovation: a case study and econometric evidence for Switzerland

D. Foray; M. Woerter 

Journal Of Technology Transfer. 2021. Vol. 46, p. 1584–1610. DOI : 10.1007/s10961-020-09828-z.

The role of demand in fostering product vs process innovation: a model and an empirical test

H. Dawid; G. Pellegrino; M. Vivarelli 

Journal Of Evolutionary Economics. 2021. Vol. 31, p. 1553–1572. DOI : 10.1007/s00191-020-00695-3.


Imbalance and drivers of carbon emissions embodied in trade along the Belt and Road Initiative

Q. Lu; K. Fang; R. Heijungs; K. Feng; J. Li et al. 

Applied Energy. 2020-12-15. Vol. 280, p. 115934. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115934.

Free Movement of Inventors: Open-Border Policy and Innovation in Switzerland

G. Cristelli; F. Lissoni 


Footprint of SO2 in China’s international trade and the interregional hotspot analysis

X. Chuai; Q. Lu; J. Li 

Applied Geography. 2020-12-01. Vol. 125, p. 102282. DOI : 10.1016/j.apgeog.102282.

China’s construction industry-linked economy-resources-environment flow in international trade

X. Chuai; Q. Lu; X. Huang; R. Gao; R. Zhao 

Journal of Cleaner Production. 2020-09-01. Vol. 278, p. 123990. DOI : 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123990.

Six additional replies – one more chorus of the S3 ballad

D. Foray 

European Planning Studies. 2020-08-02. Vol. 28, num. 8, p. 1685-1690. DOI : 10.1080/09654313.2020.1797307.

Environmental care and morality: An economic model with heterogeneous agents

C. C. Ayoubi; B. Thurm 


On the economics of social innovation – a conceptual framework and its policy implications

A. Cuntz; D. Foray; E. Mostovova 

Innovation – Organization & Management. 2020-03-23. Vol. 22, num. 4, p. 469-487. DOI : 10.1080/14479338.2020.1735394.

Innovation, industry and firm age: are there new knowledge production functions?

G. Pellegrino; M. Piva 

Eurasian Business Review. 2020-03-01. Vol. 10, num. 1, p. 65-95. DOI : 10.1007/s40821-019-00129-6.

COVID-19 : Insights from innovation economists

G. Abi Younes; C. C. Ayoubi; O. Ballester Gonzalez; G. Cristelli; G. de Rassenfosse et al. 

Science and Public Policy. 2020.  p. 1-13. DOI : 10.1093/scipol/scaa028.

Institutions and Incentives in Knowledge Production and Diffusion: From Science to Innovation

C. C. Ayoubi / D. Foray (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 


In response to ‘Six critical questions about smart spezialisation’

D. Foray 

European Planning Studies. 2019-09-09. Vol. 27, num. 10, p. 2066-2078. DOI : 10.1080/09654313.2019.1664037.

Beyond R&D: the role of embodied technological change in affecting employment

G. Pellegrino; M. Piva; M. Vivarelli 

Journal Of Evolutionary Economics. 2019-09-01. Vol. 29, num. 4, p. 1151-1171. DOI : 10.1007/s00191-019-00635-w.

Innovation persistence and employment dynamics

S. Bianchini; G. Pellegrino 

Research Policy. 2019-06-01. Vol. 48, num. 5, p. 1171-1186. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2018.12.008.

Are the Innovation Needs of Low-Technological Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Line with Knowledge Production by Research Institutions?

C. Aouinait; D. Christen; A. Kosinska; W. Andlauer; C. Carlen 

Journal Of Innovation Economics & Management. 2019-01-01. num. 29, p. 183-211. DOI : 10.3917/jie.029.0183.

On sector-non-neutral innovation policy: towards new design principles

D. Foray 

Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 2019. Vol. 29, p. 1379–1397. DOI : 10.1007/s00191-018-0599-8.

Innovation capacity of the agricultural sector: network of productive interactions, knowledge transfer and differentiation mechanisms

C. M. Aouinait / D. Foray (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

The important thing is not to win, it is to take part: What if scientists benefit from participating in research grant competitions?

C. C. Ayoubi; M. Pezzoni; F. Visentin 

Research Policy. 2019. Vol. 48, num. 1, p. 84-97. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2018.07.021.


Taking part, not winning, counts most in grant applications

C. C. Ayoubi; M. Pezzoni; F. Visentin 


The Impact of the European Emission Trading Scheme on Multiple Measures of Economic Performance

G. Marin; M. Marino; C. Pellegrin 

Environmental & Resource Economics. 2018-10-01. Vol. 71, num. 2, p. 551-582. DOI : 10.1007/s10640-017-0173-0.

Economie de la Connaissance

D. Foray 

Paris: La Découverte Repères, 2018.

Smart specialization strategies and industrial modernization in European regions – theory and practice

D. Foray 

Cambridge Journal of Economics. 2018. Vol. 42, num. 6, p. 1505–1520. DOI : 10.1093/cje/bey022.

Smart specialization strategies as a case of mission-oriented policy – a case study on the emergence of new policy practices

D. Foray 

Industrial and Corporate Change. 2018. Vol. 27, num. 5, p. 817-832. DOI : 10.1093/icc/dty030.

Exploring the diversity of social preferences: Is a heterogeneous population evolutionarily stable under assortative matching?

C. C. Ayoubi; B. Thurm 



A heterogeneous evolutionary stable population under assortative matching: Exploring the diversity of preferences

C. C. Ayoubi; B. Thurm 

2017-12-05. Gerzensee Alumni Conference, Study Center Gerzensee, December 5, 2017.

Environmental innovation, policy and economic performance

C. Pellegrin / D. Foray (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2017. 

The geography of duplicated inventions: evidence from patent citations

S. Baruffaldi; J. Raffo 

Regional Studies. 2017. Vol. 51, num. 8, p. 1232-1245. DOI : 10.1080/00343404.2017.1280152.

Does inventor centrality foster regional innovation? The case of the Swiss medical devices sector

M. Coffano; D. Foray; M. Pezzoni 

Regional Studies. 2017. Vol. 51, num. 8, p. 1206-1218. DOI : 10.1080/00343404.2017.1329585.

Determinants of PhD holders’ use of social networking sites: An analysis based on LinkedIn

S. H. Baruffaldi; G. Di Maio; P. Landoni 

Research Policy. 2017. Vol. 46, num. 4, p. 740-750. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2017.01.014.

At the Origins of Learning: Absorbing Knowledge Flows from within the Team

C. Ayoubi; M. Pezzoni; F. Visentin 

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 2017. Vol. 134, p. 374-387. DOI : 10.1016/j.jebo.2016.12.020.


Innovation dynamics in the medical device sector

M. Coffano / D. Foray (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2016. 

On the policy space of smart specialization strategies

D. Foray 

European Planning Studies. 2016. Vol. 24, num. 8, p. 1428-1437. DOI : 10.1080/09654313.2016.1176126.

Mobility Intentions of Foreign Researchers: The Role of Non-economic Motivations

S. H. Baruffaldi; P. Landoni 

Industry And Innovation. 2016. Vol. 23, num. 1, p. 87-111. DOI : 10.1080/13662716.2015.1126502.

Self-employment, start-up incentives and political ideology

S. H. Baruffaldi; M. Marino; P. Parrotta 

Applied Economics Letters. 2016. Vol. 23, num. 4, p. 250-254. DOI : 10.1080/13504851.2015.1068914.

The productivity of science & engineering PhD students hired from supervisors’ networks

S. H. Baruffaldi; F. Visentin; A. Conti 

Research Policy. 2016. Vol. 45, num. 4, p. 785-796. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2015.12.006.

The Impact of Environmental Subsidy on Adoption and R&D Environmental Investment

M. Marino; P. Parrottaz; C. Pellegrin 


The impact of the European Emission Trading Scheme on multiple measures of economic performance*

G. Marin; C. Pellegrin; M. Marino 


Knowledge spillovers in the supply chain: Evidence from the High Tech Sectors

O. Isaksson; M. Simeth; R. Seifert 

Research Policy. 2016. Vol. 45, num. 3, p. 699-706. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2015.12.007.


From transfer of technology to innovation : the centrality of the discovery process and economic knowledge

D. Foray 


Should we let the Genie out of the bottle? On the new industrial policy agenda and the example of smart specialisation

D. Foray 

Scienze Regionali. 2015. Vol. 52.

Can medical products be developed on a non-profit basis? Exploring product development partnerships for neglected diseases

V. Munoz; F. Visentin; D. Foray; P. Gaule 

Science And Public Policy. 2015. Vol. 42, num. 3, p. 315-338. DOI : 10.1093/scipol/scu049.

An assessment of the Innovation Union Scoreboard as a tool to analyse national innovation capacities: The case of Switzerland

D. Foray; H. Hollanders 

Research Evaluation. 2015. Vol. 24, num. 2, p. 213-228. DOI : 10.1093/reseval/rvu036.

Transition economics meets new structural economics

E. Berglof; D. Foray; M. Landesmann; J. Y. Lin; M. N. Campos et al. 

Journal Of Economic Policy Reform. 2015. Vol. 18, num. 3, p. 191-220. DOI : 10.1080/17487870.2015.1018691.

Common Innovation (how we create the wealth of nations) in the light of reflections on Mass Flourishing (how grassroots innovation created jobs, challenge, and change)

D. Foray 

Research Policy. 2015. Vol. 44, num. 7, p. 1403-1405. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2015.04.006.

A revealed preference analysis of PhD students’ choices over employment outcomes

A. Conti; F. Visentin 

Research Policy. 2015. Vol. 44, num. 10, p. 1931-1947. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2015.06.009.

Science and Engineering Ph.D. Students’ Career Outcomes, by Gender

A. Conti; F. Visentin 

Plos One. 2015. Vol. 10, num. 8, p. e0133177. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0133177.

Institutions, Innovation and Public Health

V. C. Muñoz Tellez de Kieffer / D. Foray (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2015. 

Three essays on the role of proximity in science and innovation

S. H. Baruffaldi / D. Foray (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2015. 

Smart Specialisation – Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy

D. Foray 

Routledge, 2015.


From smart specialisation to smart specialisation policy

D. Foray 

European Journal of Innovation Management. 2014. Vol. 17, num. 4, p. 492-507. DOI : 10.1108/EJIM-09-2014-0096.

The emergence of an educational tool industry: Opportunities and challenges for innovation in education

D. Foray; J. Raffo 

Research Policy. 2014. Vol. 43, num. 10, p. 1707-1715. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2014.07.010.

How to kill inventors: testing the MassacratorA (c) algorithm for inventor disambiguation

M. Pezzoni; F. Lissoni; G. Tarasconi 

Scientometrics. 2014. Vol. 101, num. 1, p. 477-504. DOI : 10.1007/s11192-014-1375-7.

Product Development Partnerships for Neglected Diseases: Exploring a New Model of Pharmaceutical R&D

V. Muñoz; F. Visentin; D. Foray; P. Gaulé 

Science and Public Policy. 2014. Vol. August 24, p. 1-24.

Resource Partitioning and the Organizational Dynamics of ‘Fringe Banking’

G. Negro; F. Visentin; A. Swaminathan 

American Sociological Review. 2014. Vol. 79, num. 4, p. 680-704. DOI : 10.1177/0003122414537644.

Innovation and Market Structure in Pharmaceuticals: An Econometric Analysis on Simulated Data

C. Garavaglia; F. Malerba; L. Orsenigo; M. Pezzoni 

Jahrbücher Fur Nationalökonomie Und Statistik. 2014. Vol. 234, num. 2-3, p. 274-298. DOI : 10.1515/jbnst-2014-2-310.

Knowledge Specialization in Ph.D. Student Groups

A. Conti; O. Denas; F. Visentin 

Ieee Transactions On Engineering Management. 2014. Vol. 61, num. 1, p. 52-67. DOI : 10.1109/Tem.2013.2283039.

Diversity, knowledge transfers and economic outcomes

M. Marino / D. Foray (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2014. 


What makes companies pursue an Open Science strategy?

M. Simeth; J. D. Raffo 

Research Policy. 2013. Vol. 42, num. 9, p. 1531-1543. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2013.05.007.

Corporate Science and Voluntary Disclosure

M. Simeth / D. Foray (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2013. 

Corporate Science, Innovation, and Firm Value

M. Simeth; M. Cincera 


Patent-free Innovation: a review of economic works including the analysis of a recent work in the field of experimental economics

D. Foray 

Revue Economique. 2013. Vol. 64, num. 1, p. 9-27.


The fragility of experiential knowledge

D. Foray 

Handbook Of Knowledge And Economics; Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012.

Why is it so difficult to translate innovation economics into useful and applicable policy prescriptions?

D. Foray 

The rate and direction of inventive activity revisited; University of Chicago: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012. p. 673-678.

Public R&D and social challenges: What lessons from mission R&D programs?

D. Foray; D. C. Mowery; R. R. Nelson 

Research Policy. 2012. Vol. 41, num. 10, p. 1697-1702. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2012.07.011.

Return mobility and scientific productivity of researchers working abroad: The role of home country linkages

S. H. Baruffaldi; P. Landoni 

Research Policy. 2012. Vol. 41, num. 9, p. 1655-1665. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2012.04.005.

Does Labor Diversity Promote Entrepreneurship?

M. Marino; P. Parrotta; D. Pozzoli 

Economics Letters. 2012. Vol. 116, num. 1, p. 15-19. DOI : 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.01.004.


A la recherche d’une spécialisation intelligente des Régions Européennes

D. Foray 

Futuris 2011 – La Recherche et l’Innovation en France; Paris: Odile Jacob, 2011.

The knowledge and the rabbit: can we measure what is on the other side of the scales?

D. Foray 

Güterabwägung bei der Bewilligung von Tierversuchen – Die Güterabwägung interdisziplinär kritisch beleuchtet; Zürich: Collegium Helveticum, 2011.

Le levier de l’innovation en manque d’incitations

D. Foray 

L’Economie, une science qui nous gouverne ?; Paris: Actes Sud / Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologie, 2011.

Knowledge economy and services’industries – a case study of the educational sector

D. Foray 

Brain drain or brain gain?; Berlin: Sigma, 2011.

Educational innovation: an Economist’s perspective

D. Foray 

Rigour and relevance in educational research; Oslo: The Research Council of Norway, 2011. p. 35-44.

Social Software and Strategy

S. Haefliger; E. Monteiro; D. Foray; G. von Krogh 

Long Range Planning. 2011. Vol. 44, p. 297-316. DOI : 10.1016/j.lrp.2011.08.001.

Is the US outperforming Europe in university technology licensing? A new perspective on the European Paradox

A. Conti; P. Gaule 

Research Policy. 2011. Vol. 40, p. 123-135. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2010.10.007.

The challenge of innovation in turbulent times

D. Foray; S. E. Phelps 


Smart specialisation From academic idea to political instrument, the surprising career of a concept and the difficulties involved in its implementation

D. Foray; P. A. DAVID; B. H. HALL 


A Functional Perspective on Learning and Innovation: Investigating the Organization of Absorptive Capacity

M. Bogers; S. Lhuillery 

Industry and Innovation. 2011. Vol. 18, num. 6, p. 581-610. DOI : 10.1080/13662716.2011.591972.

The impact of corporate governance practices on R&D efforts: a look at shareholders’ rights, cross-listing and control pyramid.

S. Lhuillery 

Industrial and Corporate Change. 2011. Vol. 20, num. 5, p. 1475-1513. DOI : 10.1093/icc/dtr022.

Absorptive capacity, efficiency effect and competitors’ spillovers

S. Lhuillery 

Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 2011. Vol. 21, num. 4, p. 649-663. DOI : 10.1007/s00191-011-0228-2.

Do Firms Know the Scope of their R&D Network? An Empirical Investigation of the Determinants of Network Awareness on French Survey Data

S. Lhuillery; E. Pfister 

Industry and innovation. 2011. Vol. 18, num. 1, p. 105-130. DOI : 10.1080/13662716.2010.528936.


Avec les armes de la sociologie de l’innovation: critique d’un travail récent d’économie expérimentale sur l’innovation et la propriété intellectuelle

D. Foray 

Débordements: Mélanges offerts à Michel Callon; Paris: Presses des Mines, 2010.

New Perspectives on the Evaluation of Public R&D Funding

M. Marianna; P. Pierpaolo; S. Davide 


Le positionnement et les perspectives stratégiques des nanotechnologies en France

D. Foray; S. Lhuillery; J. D. S. Raffo 


Knowledge policy for development

D. Foray 

Innovation and development agenda; Paris: OECD Innovation Strategy, 2010.

University research and public-private interaction

D. Foray; F. Lissoni 

Handbook of the Economics of Innovation; Elsevier, 2010. p. 275-314.

Structural Changes in Industrial R&D in Europe and the US

D. Foray; S. Lhuillery 

Science and Public Policy. 2010. Vol. 37, num. 6, p. 401-412. DOI : 10.3152/030234210X508606.

A primer on patent and innovation

D. Foray 

International Management. 2010. Vol. 14, num. 3, p. 19–28. DOI : 10.7202/044290ar.

La Révolution Numérique et ses conséquences

D. Foray 

Cahiers Français. 2010. num. 357.

Do firms know the scope of their R&D network? An empirical investigation of network awareness on French survey data

S. Lhuillery; E. Pfister 


The challenge of innovation in turbulent times

D. Foray; E. S. Phelps 


Socio-Economic Assessment of Fusion Energy Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Programme

D. Bednyagin / D. Foray; E. Gnansounou (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2010. 


Science, technology and innovation for economic growth: Linking policy research and practice in ‘STIG Systems’

P. Aghion; P. A. David; D. Foray 

2009. 40th Conference on the Future of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Brighton, ENGLAND, Sep 11-13, 2006. p. 681-693. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2009.01.016.

How to play ‘the Names Game’: Patent retrieval comparing different heuristics

J. D. S. Raffo; S. Lhuillery 

Research Policy. 2009. Vol. 38, num. 10, p. 1617-1627. DOI : 10.1016/j.respol.2009.08.001.

How to play the “Names Game”: Patent retrieval comparing different heuristics

J. Raffo; S. Lhuillery 


Three essays on university-industry technology transfer and the economics of science

A. Conti / D. Foray (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2009.