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Researcher Staff: Laura I. Schultz

Laura I. Schultz

Laura I. Schultz
Dr. Schultz's research is based on investment in innovation. While at the Bureau of Economic analysis she took part in developing the BEA/NSF R&D Satellite Accounts. The project measured national investment in R&D intangible capital. Her research continues in that vein, examining the returns to investment in intangible capital. She has examined the rates of return to R&D investment in the manufacturing sector and continues her work by examining the differences in industrial and government investment.

She also is interested in the role of R&D spillovers play in the national innovation system. Often firms invest in the creation of knowledge that eventually becomes publicly available, spillover over to benefit competitors. Dr. Schultz's research examines how firms work together to maximize the benefits received from spillovers. Working within CNSE provides an excellent opportunity to view firsthand the collaborations between firms designed to increase the returns to R&D through joint research efforts. Her work on R&D collaborations will develop a model to allow firms to identify the profit maximizing research alliances.

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College of Nanoscale
Science + Engineering
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Laura Schultz