About What’s New Under the Sun

What’s New Under the Sun is the newsletter for the website New Things Under the Sun, a living literature review on social science research on innovation. The newsletter will keep you up-to-date on new articles and updates to existing articles that appear on the website.

Until August 30, 2021, this newsletter was titled “New Things Under the Sun” and consisted of the kind of thing that now appears on the site. Most of the back catalog has since been adapted for the website, where it is updated as the literature evolves, so I recommend exploring the site rather than the substack back catalog.

Who are you?

Matt Clancy! I’m a progress studies fellow at Emergent Ventures. I did a dissertation on the economics of innovation, worked on science policy as a research economist at the USDA for a few years, and now teach at Iowa State University, in the Department of Economics. Among other things, I teach an economics of innovation class and do research on innovation. Learn more about me here.