What I'm thinking about...
Spanish adoption of the TDI diesel engine after VW invents it in 1989. There are a lot of cool questions to answer here. For example, TDIs are much more fuel efficient than traditional gas engines, but American car manufacturers have lobbied
heavily to limit their penetration. Maybe TDIs are a better short-term solution than subsidizing research in electric cars.
1. Complexity, Efficiency, and Fairness of Multi-Product Monopoly Pricing
(with Eugenio Miravete and Katja Seim)
2. Rules versus Discretion in the International Protection of Intellectual Property
3. The Gains from Coordinating National Patent Policies
4. Trade Costs, Innovation, and the Unequal Effects of Trade Liberalization
(with Antoine Gervais)
5. Market Effects of Patent Reform in the U.S. Semiconductor Industry
6. Diffusion of Consumer Durable Goods in Fast Changing Environments: The Case of European Diesel Automobiles
(with Eugenio Miravete and Maria Jose Morales)