As of October 31, 2013, the Project on Commercializing Innovation is no longer active.
The Project is succeeded by the Hoover IP² Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity. Hoover IP²

Stephen H. Haber

Stephen H. Haber, primary investigator: Haber is the A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, where he holds appointments in the departments of political science and history.  In addition, he is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he directs the Project on Commercializing Innovation, which studies the law, economics, and politics of innovation, including entrepreneurship, corporate governance, finance, economic development, intellectual property, antitrust, and bankruptcy.  He is also a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Center for International Development.  Further, Haber serves as Director of Stanford’s Social Science History Institute.  Haber consults regularly for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and is a Research Economist of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Haber’s current research focuses on the interaction of political and economic institutions, with a particular emphasis on the institutions that govern banking systems and financial markets.  Recent publications include: The Politics of Property Rights (with Armando Razo and Noel Maurer, Cambridge University Press, 2003); “Mexico’s Experiments with Bank Privatization and Liberalization,” 29 Journal of Banking and Finance 2325 (2005); and “The Political Economy of Latin American Industrialization,” in The Cambridge Economic History of Latin America (2005).  Haber serves as Director of Stanford’s Institute for Research in Social Sciences (IRiSS) Program on Governance and Institutions.

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