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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Frank Pasquale Explains Why the Government Can’t Be Technologically Dependent on the Private Sector

In a NYT “Room for Debate” article, Maryland University law professor Frank Pasquale emphasizes that the government needs its own expertise, independent of the influence of technology companies.

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High Skilled Immigration Reform

The United States immigration policy is the set of laws and provisions that regulates the entry and the stay of non-US citizens on national territory. High-skilled, college-educated immigrants contribute to scientific and technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and job-creation in the U.S.


The Great Debate: Can Technology Transform the Economy Again?

"Technology is a catalyst for bigger changes, but by itself technology doesn't raise living standards. It requires a host of complementary innovations, just as it did in the industrial revolution: investments in education, reorganization of work, new policies." — Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor of Economics, MIT

Erik Brynjolfsson
September 12, 2016

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