Ford Foundation Conference on ”Finance, Business Models, and Sustainable Prosperity” to be held at Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street New York NY, December 6 and 7, 2012 (Download a pdf of the New York conference program)

Program Overview 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

1:00PM–1:30PM | WELCOME

Introduction to the purpose and theme of the conference

Leonardo Burlamaqui, Ford Foundation

1:30PM–3:30PM | UNITED STATES: GENERAL PERSPECTIVES

Innovative enterprise and the developmental state:Toward an economics of “organizational success”

 William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts

Government and business investment in innovation: Europe’s misunderstanding of the Silicon Valley business model

Mariana Mazzucato, University of Sussex

Implications of the recent financial crisis for innovation

William Milberg, New School for Social Research, and Nina Shapiro, St. Peter’s University

Discussants: Jan Kregel, Levy Institute; Richard Nelson, Columbia University

3:30PM-4:00PM | COFFEE BREAK

4:00PM-6:00PM | UNITED STATES, INDUSTRY STUDIES

Innovation versus financialization in communication technology

Bob Bell, UC Berkeley, Marie Carpenter, Telecom School of Management (Paris), and Henrik Glimstedt, Stockholm School of Economics

Innovation versus financialization in renewable energy

Matt Hopkins, UMass Lowell

Innovation versus financialization in biopharmaceuticals

Öner Tulum, The Academic-Industry Research Network, and Mustafa Erdem SakinçUniversity of Bordeaux

Discussants: Alain Rizk, The Academic-Industry Research Network; Josh WhitfordColumbia University

6:00PM | RECEPTION

Friday, December 7, 2012

8:45AM–9:00AM | WELCOME TO DAY TWO

Leonardo Burlamaqui, Ford Foundation

9:00AM–12:00PM | JAPAN

Innovative business models and varieties of capitalism: United States and Japan compared

William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts

The interaction of financial institutions and employment institutions for start-ups in the Japanese economy

Mari Sako, Oxford University

Inside the castle gates: International competition, inward FDI, and the persistence of Japan’s economic model

Kenji Kushida, Stanford University

Private or public? Financing Japanese firms

Kay Shimizu, Columbia University

Discussants: Panel of Mari SakoKenji Kushida, and Kay Shimizu

12:00Noon–1:00PM | LUNCH WITH KEYNOTE SPEECH

William Janeway, Warburg Pincus, author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation and the State (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

1:00PM–4:00PM | CHINA

China’s path to indigenous innovation

William Lazonick, University of Massachusetts, and Yin Li, Georgia Institute of Technology

Returnees and development of China’s high-tech Industries

Yifei Sun, California State University Northridge

The state, finance, and high-tech industrialization:Lessons from the Chinese experience

Dic Lo, University of London

Run of the Red Queen:Government, innovation, globalization, and economic growth in China

Dan Breznitz and Michael Murphree, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussants: Peilei Fan, Michigan State University; Richard P. Suttmeier, University of Oregon

4:00PM–4:30PM | COFFEE BREAK

4:30PM–6:00PM | ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Finance of innovation and economic performance: USA, Japan, China

Leonardo Burlamaqui, Ford Foundation; Susan Houseman, Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect and Demos; Mariana Mazzucato, University of Sussex; Damon Silvers, AFL-CIO

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