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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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Joshua Gans and Colleagues Discuss How to Build a Competitive Advantage with Machine Learning

In their article, “How to Win with Machine Learning,” Rotman School of Management professors Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb explain how companies entering industries with an AI-enabled product or service can build a sustainable competitive advantage and raise entry barriers against latecomers.

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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.

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Not even a pandemic can break rich cities’ grip on the U.S. economy

A more diffuse job market might reduce the political polarization between urban and suburban populations and more rural communities. — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Nicholas Bloom
The Washington Post
October 15, 2020

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Sharing the Risks and Rewards of Economic Migration

To encourage nations to reduce limits on migration, policymakers should create a “Migration Fund.” Funds could be used to compensate source countries for “brain drain,” and to compensate destination countries for losses arising when immigrants fail to find work or must be deported.

By: Anu Bradford