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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.

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.

TAP Blog

Software Manufacturer Denied Section 230 Immunity–Hardin v. PDX

"Just like patients should always read the labels before taking a new drug, courts should always read the Section 230 precedent before denying the immunity." Professor Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University, examines the Hardin v. PDX case.

Eric Goldman

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Capital Spending in U.S. Seen from Macy’s to Berkshire

“Conditions are perfect, so business-investment rates should be at the kind of levels we saw in the mid-2000s. If it doesn’t come this year, it’s never going to come.”  — Nicholas Bloom, Professor, Stanford University

Nicholas Bloom
Providence Business News
April 7, 2014