International Science & Technology Policy & Practice - InSTePP
Department of Applied Economics
218 Classroom Office Building
University of Minnesota
1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Contact: Philip Pardey, PhD, Director
Science and Technology Policy Development
InSTePP undertakes economic research and fosters professional dialogue to inform and thereby influence strategic policy choices and actions dealing with science and technology. The center deals with both the public and private dimensions of science and technology, and their implications for the conduct, performance and economic consequences of R&D worldwide.
InSTePP's operations are organized around specific research themes-each with its own set of research programs and projects, collaborating institutions and individuals, funding sources, and specific research and outreach objectives.
The Center's research focuses on (but is not limited to) the economics of science and technology practices and policies concerning the life sciences, especially the agricultural and health-related biosciences.
The Center's research is carried out by on-campus researchers and affiliates, most often in partnership with individuals and institutions elsewhere in the world. Research areas include:
- Science Policy and Indicators
- Productivity Measurement and Analysis
- Economic Evaluation of R&D
- Agricultural Research
- Health Research
- Agricultural Genetic Resources
- Innovation and Intellectual Property in the Biosciences
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