The political economy of the collaborative innovation bloc

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In this issue, Elert and Henrekson offer an important and promising framework through which Austrian scholars to contribute to the study of entrepreneurship and innovation. I suggest a way to build upon their framework: incorporating insights from public choice. While Elert and Henrekson downplay self-interest in their institutional analysis, public choice offers important insights about the formation of public policies that affect innovation activity. Without this, a gap exists among the identification of institutional bottlenecks that hinder collaboration in the innovation bloc and the subsequent alleviation of those bottlenecks. Infusing public choice assumptions into the Collaborative Innovation Bloc framework reveals several promising areas for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-338
Number of pages8
JournalReview of Austrian Economics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019


  • Austrian economics
  • B53
  • Collaborative innovation bloc
  • Innovation finance
  • L26
  • O31
  • O38
  • Political economy
  • Public choice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance


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