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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Translating Research for Action: Ideas and Examples for Informing Digital Policy

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society has released a series of briefings that focus on critical topics such as how privacy intersects with issues related to students, open data, and cybersecurity.

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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.


Why Entrepreneurship Is on the Rise

"There is a sense that the pool of people who are considering entrepreneurship, whether it's due to social tastes or other things ... seems to have changed quite a bit." — Josh Lerner, Professor of Economics, Harvard Business School

Josh Lerner
Christian Science Monitor
August 5, 2016

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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