Suzanne Scotchmer

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Suzanne Scotchmer

Distinguished Professor Emerita of Economics (In Memoriam)

Economic theory, industrial organization, law and economics
Current Research
Innovation; Law & Economics; Group formation in general equilibrium
Current Status
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1980
Research Interests
Club theory; rules of evidence; evolutionary game theory; cooperative game theory

About Suzanne Scotchmer

Suzanne Scotchmer was a Professor of Economics, Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Her main academic interest was the economics, policy and law of innovation, including intellectual property. She also maintained an interest in economic theory and game theory, in which she has also published widely. Her graduate degrees were in economics and statistics. She had held visiting and teaching appointments in the economics departments of Harvard University, U.C.L.A., University of Southern California, New School of Economics, Moscow, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Auckland, University of Cergy-Pontoise (Paris), Tel Aviv University, University of Paris I (Sorbonne), and in the law schools of New York University, University of Toronto, University of Southern California, and U.C.L.A. She had also held research fellowships at Yale University and Stanford University. She had served on committees of the National Research Council (National Academies of Sciences), is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and has served, on several boards, including the Toulouse School of Economics and the American Law and Economics Association. She was a member of the 2010 program committee of the American Economic Association. The Department of Justice Antitrust Division has used her as a consultant on antitrust matters; and she has been a scholar in residence at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In 2004 she published /Innovation and Incentives/ with MIT Press.


In Memoriam