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

CCP 15th Annual Conference 2019: Machine Learning and AI as Business Tools: Threat or blessing for competition?

Presented by the Centre for Competition Policy

June 6, 2019, London, UK

Twelfth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics

Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth event

June 20, 2019, Chicago, IL

PrivacyCon 2019

Presented by the Federal Trade Commission

June 27, 2019, Washington, DC

2019 Summer Institute in Law and Economics: Regulation of Consumer Markets

A University of Chicago Law School event

July 8, 2019, Chicago, IL

TAP Blog

Matthew Slaughter Offers an Immigration Proposal for Skilled Workers

Matthew Slaughter, Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, discusses how place-based “heartland” visas could help arrest the decline of high-skilled workers in America.

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.


Video Game Effort Could Help Regulate Future Drone Traffic

"The hurdles are not just regulatory. This stuff is very hard to do. I think the Utah project is important because it's a step toward trying to validate that this stuff would work safely." — Ryan Calo, Cyberlaw and Robotics Professor, University of Washington

M. Ryan Calo
ABC News
April 25, 2019

Featured Article

The Big Data Boom Is the Innovation Story of Our Time

This article provides a lay summary of recent developments in business uses of big data sets.

By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee