Some More Contributions to Innovation Debate

Ireland“Over the past couple of months, I’ve been surprised at how little real debate there has been about the government’s Smart Economy strategy. Monday’s Irish Times Innovation supplement had a useful article discussing the economist-free Innovation Task Force that I mentioned last week. As one might expect, the article contains some enthusiastic comments from some members of the Task Force — industrial policy experts will recognise the idea of the strategy succeeding by ‘picking winners’. In addition, however, the article also quotes some less enthusiastic economists …” (more)

[Karl Whelan, Irish Economy, 6 July]

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