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

In AI We Trust?

Harvard law professor Urs Gasser explores the importance of trust in the adoption of artificial intelligence technologies.

Urs Gasser

Fact Sheets

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.


FACT CHECK: Are DACA Recipients Stealing Jobs Away from Other Americans?

"Right now, we have a relatively low level of unemployment, but among college-educated, we have an incredibly low level of unemployment. So really, here you're kicking out workers in a part of the market which is probably already higher than full employment." — Giovanni Peri, Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis

Giovanni Peri
National Public Radio
September 6, 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