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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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Innovation + Equality

Joshua Gans, Rotman School of Management, introduces his new book, co-authored with Andrew Leigh. Innovation + Equality: How to create a future that is more Star Trek than Terminator examines the relationship between having more equality and more innovation.

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to technologies that perform learning and reasoning in ways that simulate human cognitive abilities.

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Navigating Disruption: a Roadmap for Leaders

"It may be easier for companies to stay in silos, but that just makes them more vulnerable to disruption." — Joshua Gans, Professor of Strategic Management, University of Toronto

Joshua Gans
Fast Company
July 25, 2019

Featured Article

Artificial Intelligence and the Modern Productivity Paradox: A Clash of Expectations and Statistics

Artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing rapidly, but productivity growth has been falling for a decade, and real income has stagnated. The most plausible explanation is that it will take considerable time for AI-related technologies to be deployed throughout the economy.

By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Chad Syverson, Daniel Rock