Where Do Innovations Come From? Lessons For Nanotechnology

Tuesday, May 20, 2008
3001 Elings Hall
Fred Block

Dr. Fred Block is Professor of Sociology at UC Davis. His current
research focuses on what he terms “stealth industrial policy” - the
ways in which the U.S. government actively supports leading-edge
technology sectors, despite the prevailing belief that technological and
industrial advances are best left to market forces. He has authored
numerous books including The Vampire State and Other Myths and
Fallacies About the U.S. Economy; Postindustrial Possibilities: A
Critique of Economic Discourse; and The Mean Season: Attack on the
Welfare State. He currently serves on the editorial board of Politics and
Society.Studies in Comparative International Development, and has
been elected to the Sociological Research Association.