Launching the third and final issue on “Education and Innovation”
The Transatlantic – Journal of Economics and Philosophy – has published its third issue on the topic “Education & Innovation”. This issue is at the same time our last one. Nevertheless, the website will stay intact in order to give others the opportunity to publish on the topic of Philosophy and Economics from a student perspective. The design and making of the website will probably undergo a number of changes soon to meet our new requirements. Check www.thetransatlantic.org to find out more about the future of The Transatlantic and have a look at past issues, too.
The first two articles of the current issue are on the controversial notion of intellectual property rights: Marvin Backes contends in his “Intellectual Property Rights: Innovation and Social Welfare” (p. 6) that intellectual property rights are necessary to ensure incentives for innovation and promote social welfare. Contrary to that, in a guest article entitled “The case for weaker Intellectual Property regulations” (p. 18) Paolo Crosetto argues to the effect that such rights are detrimental both from an intellectual and an economic point of view. Ultimately, Michael Doyle has written a piece on “The impact of increasing minimum school leaving age on the labour market”, p. 12.
We would like to thank all our readers for their interest in the project. We hope to hear from you again in the future!
All the best,
The Transatlantic Team