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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Internet Architecture and Innovation

This book analyzes the architecture of the internet, how it fosters innovation, and what that suggests for the future.

By: Barbara van Schewick

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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.

TAP Blog

Twenty Years of the Commercial Internet (Part 2)

Professor Shane Greenstein, Harvard Business School, discusses the effect of the Internet and Web on the US economy from the 1990s to the present.

Shane Greenstein


When Will the Internet be Cheaper?

"From a consumer price index standpoint, that is actually a really hard question to answer." — Shane Greenstein, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Shane Greenstein
The Atlantic
September 14, 2015