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About Iain M Cockburn

Iain M. Cockburn is Professor of Finance and Economics and Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar in the School of Management at Boston University, where he teaches and performs research in the areas of business strategy, intellectual property, economics of innovation, and management of high technology companies. Much of his research is focused on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Present Research Associate, NBER
Present Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Boston University
Present Professor of Finance and Economics, Boston University


Research Interests

Intellectual Property, Industrial Organization, Technical Change and Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

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