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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William Kerr: Importance of Effective Immigration Policies, Even During a Global Pandemic

Harvard Business School professor William Kerr shares insights from recent research on business leaders’ views about high-skilled immigration.

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Innovation is a word used to describe new ideas and inventions that have impact – impact to consumers, to markets, to industries, to the economy as a whole, and even to society and culture.


Downturns Tend to Reduce Gender Inequality. Not Under Covid-19

“Industries involving face-to-face interaction, such as hospitality, have suffered most. In America health care and education have not been spared, with five times as many women losing their jobs as men.”
 — Nicholas Bloom, William Eberle Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Nicholas Bloom
The Economist
June 15, 2020

Featured Article

The Wrong Cognitive Measuring Stick

Attempting to compare human intelligence to machine intelligence is often incoherent. Human intelligence is not well understood, and human behavior is often irrational.

By: Braden Allenby