Change in Patent Applications Graph, 1981-2001
About the author
Justin Hicks joined ITIF in June of 2012 as Senior Economic Policy Analyst. Prior to joining the ITIF as Senior Economic Policy Analyst, Justin Hicks finished his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of California, Merced. His research focused on potential spillovers of cooperative R&D in the international setting as well as the impact of funding on R&D productivity in universities. In his current research, he looks to identify the effect of trade policy on the flow of ideas and home-country R&D productivity. His primary expertise lies in using applied microeconometrics to identify causal relationships using large data-sets. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Justin achieved a M.A. in economics and a B.A. in Business economics from the University of California, Riverside.