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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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Man vs Machine

MIT economist Daron Acemoglu provides a conceptual framework that sheds light on why past episodes of technologies replacing labor in a range of tasks did not lead to technological unemployment.

Daron Acemoglu

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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.

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Blockchain As Blockbuster: Still Too Soon to Tell, But Get Ready

Ultimately, blockchain represents a new “architecture of trust. You have trust in money, versus it just being a green piece of paper. Transactions that go on in the market depend on some level of trust. Blockchain enables a new architecture of trust -- it’s a new way to make a transaction trusted." — Kevin Werbach, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School of Business

Kevin Werbach
Forbes
June 29, 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