August 31, 2017

AUTHOR(S) Frank Crowley and Declan Jordan

Presented at ERSA 2017 in GRONINGEN August 31st 2017


A key concept in the economics of innovation is the ‘public good’ nature of knowledge. This generates a tension between incentivizing knowledge production by allowing k...

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Ed Glaeser, Richard Florida, Terry Clark, and Jane Jacobs (prominent urban theorists) argued that cities are intellectual breeding grounds for new ideas and innovations. They were not alone – it is now a stylised fact in the discipline that cities are significant drive...

The OPW (Offfice of Public Works) has recently agreed to re-examine the cost of building a tidal barrage as it finalises the design of Cork’s €140m flood defence scheme. Originally, the OPW dismissed the tidal barrier on the River Lee for cost reasons. Over the past si...

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