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Dr. Tabakovic is a senior associate at The Brattle Group with experience in intellectual property and transfer pricing issues. He received his doctorate in Strategy from Harvard Business School, where he his academic research focused on empirical issues in patent litigation, standard-setting and returns to R&D. Prior to graduate school, Dr. Tabakovic worked as a systems engineer with Lockheed Martin Corporation.

The Impact of Money on Science: Evidence from Unexpected NCAA Football Outcomes
November 14, 2019
Published in the Journal of Public Economics
From Revolving Doors to Regulatory Capture? Evidence from Patent Examiners
May 2018
Haris Tabakovic and Thomas G. Wollmann
Prepared for the National Bureau of Economic Research

The paper finds that patent examiners grant more patents to the firms that later hire them, resulting in the issuance of lower quality patents and ultimately suggests regulatory capture. 

News & Events
October 09, 2018
Brattle Economist Publishes Research on Regulatory Capture in Patent Agencies

Brattle Associate Haris Tabakovic has co-authored a paper with Thomas G. Wollmann, an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discussing the conflict of interest and potential for regulatory capture that arises when employees in the public sector are later employed by the private firms they used to monitor and regulate.

January 01, 2018
Brattle Team Helps SoundExchange Secure Favorable Licensing Fee in CRB Proceeding

A Brattle team recently assisted counsel for SoundExchange in a proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Board to determine the license fee that SiriusXM Satellite Radio will pay for the right to broadcast sound recordings from 2018 through 2022.

September 19, 2017
Haris Tabakovic Receives Harvard University Distinction in Teaching Award

Brattle Associate Haris Tabakovic is the recipient of the Harvard University Spring 2017 Distinction in Teaching Award for his course “Innovation and Intellectual Property.”

August 07, 2017
Study by Haris Tabakovic on the Transfer of People Between Industry and Government Cited by Chicago Booth Review

The Chicago Booth Review, a publication by the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, recently cited a working paper co-authored by Brattle Associate Haris Tabakovic and Chicago Booth Professor Thomas Wollmann in an article addressing the transfer of people between government and industry positions, and new revelations in data indicating the potentially harmful effects of this “revolving door” of employment.

July 21, 2017
Haris Tabakovic to Present During NBER Summer Institute 2017 Industrial Organization Workshop

Brattle Associate Haris Tabakovic has been invited to participate in the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) 2017 Summer Institute Industrial Organization Workshop, taking place on July 21-22, 2017 in Cambridge, MA.