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

Innovation, Reallocation and Growth

The authors use a model to suggest which sorts of industrial subsidies encourage growth.

By: Daron Acemoglu, Nicholas Bloom, Ufuk Akcigit, William R. Kerr

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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

Frank Pasquale Examines the “Gig Economy”

University of Maryland law professor Frank Pasquale investigates some of the issues with the gig economy, such as the protection of employment for the people doing the tasks; algorithmic transparency which could determine how many ‘gigs’ a worker receives; and, nullification attempts of regulations (such as anti-discrimination laws) by the executives of companies.

TAP Staff Blogger


Only Divine Intervention Can End this Greek Tragedy

In this commentary article written for Fortune, New York University economics professor Nicholas Economides helps to explain the economic “chaos descending on Greece.”

Nicholas Economides
July 8, 2015