Innovation and Economic Growth

Researchers today are trying to understand how information technology affects innovation, productivity, and economic growth while studying the impact of political and legal ground rules. Academics featured here are looking at the potential to create jobs and keep policymakers aware of emerging trends in technology.

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Trading and Enforcing Patent Rights

We study how the market for innovation affects enforcement of patent rights.

By: Alberto Galasso, Carlos J. Serrano, Mark Schankerman

Fact Sheets

Health Information Technology

“Health Information Technology” or Health IT encompasses a wide range of hardware and software products used by patients, doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, insurers or other participants in the healthcare ecosystem to process and store data and communications related to health care.

TAP Blog

Glen Weyl and Jean Tirole Ask: What Is the Best Way to Reward Innovation?

Economists Glen Weyl and Jean Tirole investigate systems for rewarding innovation in their article, “Market Power Screens Willingness-to-Pay.” Professor Weyl shares his experiences of collaborating with Professor Tirole, the 2014 Nobel Prize winner in Economic Science.

TAP Staff Blogger


Telecommuting Is Killing the Snow Day

With the extreme snowstorms striking the northeast, Marketplace looks at the effect of telecommuting on “snow days.” Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, provides his insights from his research with organizational practices across firms and countries.

Nicholas Bloom
National Public Radio’s Marketplace
January 27, 2015