I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Government and Social Policy at Harvard University. My research focuses on the politics of the American knowledge economy and the ways in which the American knowledge economy produces economic, geographic, and political inequality. A core contention in my research is that the American knowledge economy is not premised on the production of knowledge per se but on the production of intellectual property, an argument that is partially based on my own experience as an intellectual property attorney. I am especially interested in the reforms to U.S. patent, antitrust, and trade policy that facilitated the knowledge economy transition, the realignment within the Democratic Party coalition that made the knowledge economy a politically viable strategy for producing economic prosperity, and the interest groups---from venture capitalists to patent lawyers to inventors and their employers---that continue to shape knowledge economy development today.
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