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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Insiders, Outsiders, and an Existentialist

Harvard Business School professor Shane Greenstein explains “How the Internet Became Commercial” by sharing success stories of a few extraordinary individuals within the high tech industries.

Shane Greenstein


The Supreme Court Considers Affirmative Action As Campus Protests Over Racial Bias Continue

George Washington University law professor Jeffrey Rosen joins The Diane Rehm Show to discuss relations on campus and the future of affirmative action.

Jeffrey Rosen
NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show
December 9, 2015