Suzanne Scotchmer

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Professor of Economics, Law, and Public Policy

School of Law

University of California, Berkeley

342 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720

Website: UC Berkeley faculty profile

Issues: Competition Policy and Antitrust, Copyright and Trademark, Open Source, Innovation and Economic Growth, Intellectual Property and Interoperability

About Suzanne Scotchmer

Suzanne Scotchmer is Professor of Economics, Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Her main academic interest at the moment is the economics, policy and law of innovation, including intellectual property. She also maintains an interest in economic theory and game theory, in which she has also published widely. Her graduate degrees are in economics and statistics. She has held visiting and teaching appointments in the economics departments of Harvard University, U.C.L.A., University of Southern California, New School of Economics, Moscow, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Auckland, University of Cergy-Pontoise (Paris), Tel Aviv University, University of Paris I (Sorbonne), and in the law schools of New York University, University of Toronto, University of Southern California, and U.C.L.A. She has also held research fellowships at Yale University and Stanford University. 

She has served on committees of the National Research Council (National Academies of Sciences), is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and serves, or has served, on several boards, including the Toulouse School of Economics and the American Law and Economics Association. 

Suzanne Scotchmer passed away in early 2014.


Suzanne Scotchmer was interviewed in 2012 by Jacques Cremer of the Toulouse Network for Information Technology (TNIT).
Interview with Suzanne Scotchmer


B.A., University of Washington, 1970
M.A., Statistics, U.C. Berkeley, 1979
Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1980