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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Professors Hartzog and Solove Discuss Consumer Data Security at the FTC Hearings on Consumer Protection

Professors Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University School of Law, and Daniel Solove, George Washington University, share their expertise with the FTC during the Hearings Initiative on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.

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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.


H-1B Lottery Change Would Help Google, Facebook, Apple and Hurt Outsourcers

"It seems like in an era where we, and I believe rightfully so, beat up on the administration for a bunch of thing. This is one that you’re like, 'Hey, I think that makes sense.'" — William Kerr, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

William R. Kerr
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October 25, 2018

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