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Beth Sorensen
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STANFORD PROFESSOR TO DISCUSS INFLUENCE OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Nathan Rosenberg, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr., professor of public policy at Stanford University, will speak on "U. S. Universities as Endogenous Institutions" Thursday, February 28, at 5 p.m. in Reed’s psychology auditorium. The lecture, sponsored by the Reed college division of history and social sciences, is free and open to the public. For more information call the Reed events hotline at 503/777-7755.

In his lecture, Rosenberg will discuss how U.S. universities have contributed to the realm of scientific research. Particularly, he will focus on the ways that universities have made major contributions to America's great postwar successes in the high-tech industries.

Rosenberg’s research interests include the economics of technological change, the economic role of science, and economic history and development. Currently he is researching the role of scientific knowledge in influencing the rate and direction of technological change in the chemical sector, determinants of technological change in the medical sector, and economic performance of high-tech industries. His recent books include Technology and the Pursuit of Economic Growth (1989 with David Mowery), Exploring the Black Box (1994) and The Emergence of Economic Ideas (1994). Rosenberg earned his Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin and his A. B. at Rutgers University.

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