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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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Nicholas Bloom Shares WFH Research and the Business Impact of Hybrid Work

Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom shares takeaways from his research over the past two and a half years on remote and hybrid work.

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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.

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How Software Is Stifling Competition and Slowing Innovation

“There is an advantage to software that economists haven’t really reckoned with yet. Software isn’t accelerating creative destruction today. Software is suppressing it.” — James Bessen, Executive Director of the Technology & Policy Research, Boston University

James Bessen
The New York Times
July 21, 2022

Featured Article

The Welfare Effects of Social Media

Observers are increasingly aware of the negative effects of social media, including political polarization. This study shows that deactivation of social media reduces political polarization and increases happiness.

By: Matthew Gentzkow, Hunt Allcott, Luca Braghieri, Sarah Eichmeyer