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.

Fact Sheets

Health Information Technology

“Health Information Technology” or Health IT encompasses a wide range of hardware and software products used by patients, doctors, pharmacies, hospitals, insurers or other participants in the healthcare ecosystem to process and store data and communications related to health care.

TAP Blog

Do Patents Stifle Cumulative Innovation?

Professor Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, discusses a new paper by Bhaven Sampat and Heidi Williams that measures the impact of patents on follow-on innovations.

Joshua Gans

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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