Saturday, August 15, 2009

Richard Tol on "Ireland's Flagging Innovation Policy"

Richard Tol of ESRI talks below on his views on innovation policy in Ireland.

"The government must subsidise innovation, but at the moment it is spending money in the wrong fields and in the wrong way."

"The targets areas for SFI research do not build on Irish success stories in business either. Ireland is home to a number of world-beating companies, but in ‘old fields’ like food, packaging and aviation. These companies do innovate, but in business models and processes, rather than in shiny new things."

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