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.

Featured Article

The Big Data Boom Is the Innovation Story of Our Time

This article provides a lay summary of recent developments in business uses of big data sets.

By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

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

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