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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.

TAP Blog

As Washington Ignores High-Skill Immigration Debate, US Suffers

Harvard business professor William Kerr stresses: “Public leaders considering a fact-based case for high-skill immigration is more important than ever.”

William Kerr

Fact Sheets

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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IBM Has Invented Coffee Drones – and They Predict When You Need a Cup

"It's a combination of technology that is ready for prime time and technology that clearly is not ready for prime time. It's a drone that flies coffee around. It's going to be hard, cross referencing all these (factors) ... Why not use a land-based cart?" — Ryan Calo, Professor of Law, University of Washington

M. Ryan Calo
CNBC
August 22, 2018

Featured Article

The Big Data Boom Is the Innovation Story of Our Time

This article provides a lay summary of recent developments in business uses of big data sets.

By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee