Issues

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.

TAP Blog

Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation, and New Issues in Antitrust at this Weekend’s International Industrial Organization Conference

This weekend, TAP scholars Michael Whinston and Shane Greenstein are participating in the “14th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference.” They will be discussing topics ranging from innovation, vertical contracting, and technology adoption.

TAP Staff Blogger

Fact Sheets

Innovation

Innovation is a word used to describe new ideas and inventions that have impact – impact to consumers, to markets, to industries, to the economy as a whole, and even to society and culture.

Quote

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

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