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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Kenneth Flamm

Professor Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dean Rusk Chair in International Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs



Science and technology policy; information technology economics; international trade and investment; defense industry and technology

LAS 381 • Global Challngs Natl Innov Sys

40385 • Spring 2012
Meets T 600pm-900pm SRH 3.355
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Increasingly, the technical challenges that drive major science and technology policy issues, and sustain growth in high technology industries, are global in nature. They require coordination of technology investments across corporate and national boundaries, and the creation of new international coalitions or global institutions. This class will explore the theory and practice of policies responding to these global technological challenges, in a diverse set of scientific and technical areas. Students enrolled in the seminar will read selected articles and readings on technical, economic, industrial, and legal policy issues related to technological innovation in global high tech industries. The class format will mix lectures with student and invited guest presentations. Students will be required to prepare a series of analytical briefs on selected technology policy challenges, and carefully analyze and absorb occasional invited expert presentations in these areas. In addition, all students will be required to undertake a team technology policy analysis project, with their analysis and conclusions briefed to the seminar at the end of the semester.

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