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Podcast: Richard Lipsey on how public financing advances innovation

May 26, 2021

Professor emeritus Richard Lipsey recently appeared as a guest speaker on an Innovation Files podcast episode to discuss how public financing can impact innovations, technology, and economic growth.

Funded by U.S. public policy think tank Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the Innovation Files podcast features expert interviews exploring the intersection of technology, innovation, and public policy. 

Podcast summary:

Throughout modern history, public financing has made possible some of the most important and impactful innovations society has enjoyed—from refrigeration to the Internet—and the spillover benefits have been incalculable. But what are the optimal ways for the public sector to intervene in the innovation process to maximize those benefits and solve big problems? Rob and Jackie explore these questions and the implications for science and industrial policy with Dr. Richard Lipsey, emeritus professor of economics at Simon Fraser University.

Innovation Files podcast — "How Public Financing Advances Innovation, With Richard Lipsey