Designing Prizes

I just finished a two day meeting in Manchester, England, in a meeting of Joe Stigltiz’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) Task Force on Intellectual Property and Development. The meeting was held at the University of Manchester’s Brooks World Poverty Institute. The agenda and conference papers for the meeting are on the web here, including a paper on prizes I wrote with Tim Hubbard. The slides from my talk are available here.

On monday I gave a talk at the Cordingly Theater on the Manchester University Campus, on a panel chaired by Joe, with Sir John Sulston, Jerome Reichman, Ken Shadlen and myself. I thought the presentations were very good. I had not heard Ken Shadlen speak before. He was well informed on the problems facing the developing country generic industry.