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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Upcoming Events

CITP Luncheon Speaker Series: Kevin Werbach – The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust

Presented by the Center for Information Technology Policy

March 26, 2019, Princeton, NJ

8th Law and Economics Conference: "Consumer Law and Economics"

Presented by the University of Lucerne

March 29, 2019, Lucerne, Switzerland

17th Annual International Industrial Organization Conference

Hosted by Northeastern University Department of Economics

April 5, 2019, Boston, MA

We Robot 2019

Hosted by the University of Miami School of Law

April 11, 2019, Coral Gables, FL

TAP Blog

Erik Brynjolfsson and Kate Crawford Share Thoughts on President Trump’s “American AI Initiative”

Artificial intelligence scholars Erik Brynjolfsson (MIT) and Kate Crawford (AI Now Institute) react to last week’s Executive Order outlining President Trump’s plan to support the development of artificial intelligence technology.

TAP Staff Blogger

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.


Trump’s Plan to Keep America First in AI

"Are they aware enough of its social impacts and thinking about the effects on society and how to address the problems it creates? That’s what we have to watch for." — Ryan Calo, Professor of Law, University of Washington

M. Ryan Calo
February 11, 2019

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