University of Texas at Dallas, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (Fall 2022)

  • Topics in Science, Technology and Institutions: from Writing to Cryptocurrency

The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the political economy of innovation that summarizes the state of the literature in this area, and highlights key open policy-relevant questions. Through the lens of different technologies - from writing to cryptocurrency - we will learn what drives the creation of new technology and how technology changes the world. We will start with exploring the links between innovation and economic growth.

We will learn from the economic history of innovation the key aspects of intellectual property rights protection and the trade-offs resulting from them. Based on our understanding of the incentives driving innovation, we will summarize theory and evidence on the efficiency of public policy interventions designed to address the key market failures in this space: taxes, public funding of research, intellectual property rights, competition policy. We will consider political incentives of investing in innovation, and show how political incentives drive the results of the innovation policies.

Students get free access to short courses on DataCamp to prepare themselves for the coding part of this course. Link to DataCamp for UTD students


Georgia Institute of Technology, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

  • Economics of International Security (Fall 2020, Teaching award)

  • Political Economy of Post-Communism (Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Teaching Award)

University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson Business School

  • Technology Analytics, with Prof. Keith Chen (2019)

University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Political Science

University of Mayland, College Park, Department of Economics

Kazan Natinal Research University, Kazan, Department of Economics

  • Economics of Innovation, Lecturer (2012)

  • Economics of Intellectual Property Rights, Lecturer (2012)