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.

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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.

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Innovative Entrepreneurs – a Discussion with Dan Spulber

Professor Daniel Spulber discussed his new book, The Innovative Entrepreneur, in a podcast interview with The Entrepreneur’s Library.

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Strategy Lessons From Jean Tirole

"Jean has a bit of magical quality of being able to take very complex situations where there are a lot of different moving parts and a lot of institutional details and structuring the essence of it in a relatively simple model." — Josh Lerner, Professor of Economics, Harvard Business School

Josh Lerner
Harvard Business Review
October 15, 2014