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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Kevin Werbach Shares Lessons for Policymakers: How to Regulate Innovation without Killing It

In his new policy paper, “Lessons for Policymakers and Regulators on the (Predictable) Future of the Digital Economy,” Professor Kevin Werbach offers suggestions for regulators and business innovators on how to provide regulations and business frameworks that support digital innovation, rather than stifle it.

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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.


Trump Begins Dismantling Obama Financial Regulations

"It makes me nervous. Hopefully we won't have another 2008, but tearing up the rules of the road is not a good start." — Austan Goolsbee, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

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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