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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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Which Countries Are the Most Divided?

Matthew Gentzkow, Stanford economist, discusses a recent paper that explores to what extent rising affective polarization has seen increases in the U.S. and other developed democracies.

Matthew Gentzkow

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Innovation

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.

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Home Vs Office: What Is the Best Hybrid Work Mix for Workers?

“Think about a typical office week and think about what we do. For a typical worker 50 percent of that is activities that are social and best done face-to-face.” — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics , Stanford University

Nicholas Bloom
Al Jazeera
October 15, 2021

Featured Article

Shining a Light on Dark Patterns

Some user interfaces include “dark patterns” that exploit cognitive bias to manipulate users. Two experiments show that subtle dark patterns are more dangerous, because consumers are less likely to reject them.

By: Lior Strahilevitz, Jamie Luguri