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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Property Is Another Name for Monopoly

University of Chicago law professor Eric Posner introduces a new article written with colleague Glen Weyl.

Eric Posner

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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.


Why Entrepreneurship Is on the Rise

"There is a sense that the pool of people who are considering entrepreneurship, whether it's due to social tastes or other things ... seems to have changed quite a bit." — Josh Lerner, Professor of Economics, Harvard Business School

Josh Lerner
Christian Science Monitor
August 5, 2016

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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