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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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Erik Brynjolfsson Presents Policy Guidelines for the Age of Automation

Acknowledging that technological advances with machine learning enable computers to perform several types of tasks that humans have typically been doing for work, MIT professors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee provide basic principles to consider as policies are developed for the age of automation.

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Fact Sheets

High Skilled Immigration Reform

The United States immigration policy is the set of laws and provisions that regulates the entry and the stay of non-US citizens on national territory. High-skilled, college-educated immigrants contribute to scientific and technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and job-creation in the U.S.

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A Brief History of Robot Law

"If we have truly emergent systems, it’s not clear that all the kinds of mischief they get up to are going to be anticipated." — Ryan Calo, Professor of Law, University of Washington

M. Ryan Calo
The Atlantic
March 17, 2016

Featured Article

Innovation, Reallocation and Growth

The authors use a model to suggest which sorts of industrial subsidies encourage growth.

By: Daron Acemoglu, Nicholas Bloom, Ufuk Akcigit, William R. Kerr