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


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.


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

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