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

Are Uber Drivers Employees? The Answer Will Shape the Sharing Economy

University of Chicago law and economics professor Omri Ben-Shahar examines the conflict between Uber and its drivers: are they independent contractors or employees?

Omri Ben-Shahar

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.


Training for Artificial Intelligence in Warfare

"There will be a substantial impact on the military because the capabilities of all kinds of systems will change and there will be an introduction of automation on a lot of different functions." — Edward Felten, Director, Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University

Edward Felten
U.S. News
November 8, 2017

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