Nicola Bianchi

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics

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Nicola Bianchi
Department of Economics
Stanford University
579 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6072

nbianchi at stanford dot edu

Curriculum Vitae: pdf or separate webpage

Working Papers

The General Equilibrium Effects of Educational Expansion (Job Market Paper)

Patents, Competition, and Innovation - Evidence from Compulsory Licensing during WWI

Joint with Joerg Baten and Petra Moser

This paper examines whether the US decision during World War I to violate enemy-owned patents - through compulsory licensing - discouraged invention. Estimates from a new data set of German patents indicate a 28 percent increase in invention. Controls for patent quality suggest that only a small share of the increase was due to lower quality, strategic patents. Firm-level data suggest that compulsory licensing facilitated competitive entry into fields with licensing. Firms whose patents had been licensed began to patent more in research fields with licensing. The increase in patenting was strongest for fields with low levels of pre-existing competition.

Research in Progress

“STEM education and invention”

Other Work

The Effects of a Property Tax-Relief Program on Local Public Spending

Article for the Italian economic blog in italian.
Radio interview for Radio Radicale