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The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development by Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman

Published By: Cambridge and London: MIT Press
ISBN: 978-0-262-01463-2
Date of Publication: 2010


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Reviewed by: Georg von Krogh of ETH Zurich
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.1.179.r13
Review Pages: 204-07

Book Review Abstract

Georg von Krogh of ETH Zurich reviews "The Comingled Code: Open Source and Economic Development" by Josh Lerner and Mark Schankerman. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores the role of open source software in economic development. Discusses software and growth; the history of open source; the supply side—comingling open source and proprietary software; the demand side—assessing trade-offs and making choices; assessing government policies toward software; and the takeaways. Lerner is Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School. Schankerman is Professor of Economics and Research Associate with the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Glossary; index.


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Georg von Krogh of ETH Zurich


JEL Classifications

L17: Open Source Products and Markets
L86: Information and Internet Services; Computer Software


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