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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

State of the Net 2019

America's Premier Internet Policy Conference

January 29, 2019, Washington, DC

Fordham CLIP Book Talk: Kevin Werbach's "The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust"

A Center on Law and Information Policy event

February 7, 2019, New York, NY

TAP Blog

MIT’s Heidi Williams Named as One of the Decade’s Eight Best Young Economists

Professor Heidi Williams is lauded by The Economist for her pursuit of a "more rigorous understanding of technological progress in medicine and health care."

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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.

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Our Pick of the Decade’s Eight Best Young Economists

The Economist names MIT’s Heidi Williams among "the decade's eight best young economists." Professor Williams is lauded for her pursuit of a "more rigorous understanding of technological progress in medicine and health care."

Heidi Williams
The Economist
December 18, 2018

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