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A Policy Framework for Knowledge-Based Capital
OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
MIT Sloan School Center for Digital Business
Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

This workshop brought together a group a leading academics and policy analysts to examine the conceptual and policy framework for knowledge-based (intangible) capital. The deliberations will impact the conclusions of a wide-ranging two-year OECD project on knowledge-based capital and growth.

Monday, December 3, 2012

9:30-9:50amIntroduction: the Agenda for Knowledge-Based Capital and Intangible Assets
Alistair Nolan, OECD
Brian Kahin, MIT
9:50-11:20amIntangible Assets in Corporate Reporting and National Accounting
Chair: J. Steven Landefeld, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Carol Corrado, Conference Board and Georgetown University
Margaret Blair, Vanderbilt University
Mariagrazia Squicciarini, OECD
11:20-11:35amCoffee Break

Transformation and Ownership of Capital
Chair: Don Andrews, OECD
Carliss Y. Baldwin, Harvard Business School
Mark Dutz, World Bank [Presentation]
Andrew Updegrove, Gesmer Updegrove LLP [Presentation]

1:10-2:00pmLunch Break
Chair: Detlef Eckert, European Commission
Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT
Marshall Van Alstyne, Boston University/MIT
John King, University of Michigan
 3:40-4:00pm Coffee Break
 4:00-5:40pmHuman Capital: Fluidity in Space and Time
Chair: Katherine Abraham, Council of Economic Advisors
Kathryn Shaw, Stanford University
Matthew Marx, MIT [Presentation]
Javier Miranda, U.S. Census Bureau


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

8:30-10:00amIntellectual Property: Knowledge Assets, Regulatory Rights or Legal Obligations
Chair: Tony Clayton, United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office
Peter S. Menell, University of California, Berkeley [Presentation]
Colleen Chien, Santa Clara University [Presentation]
Arti Rai, Duke University [Presentation]
10:00-10:15amCoffee Break
10:15-11:30amTaxing Intangibles in the Global Economy
Chair: Rosanne Altshuler, Rutgers University
Steven Clark, OECD
Hugh Ault, Boston College Law School
Mihir Desai, Harvard Business School

Coffee Break


Policy Design for Knowledge-Based Capital (Working Lunch)
Chair: Brian Kahin, MIT
Joshua L. Rosenbloom, National Science Foundation
Matthew Gerdin, U.S. State Department
Charles Hulten, University of Maryland
Detlef Eckert, European Commission
Stephen Merrill, National Academy of Sciences

1:15pmClosing Remarks and Next Steps
Andrew Wyckoff, OECD

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