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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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In a Bloomberg video interview, Professor Nick Bloom discusses his research on uncertainty and its effects on markets.
Friday’s Regional Institutions for Innovation and Productivity conference generated discussions around innovation, IT impact on industries and economy, and trends in productivity. Of special interest was talk about the growing gap in profit margins between IT-proficient industries and non-proficient industries. Another hot topic was around the growing income gap between the lesser and higher educated segments of the population. See full post for key take-aways from the speakers’ presentations.
Overview of the presentations at the Regional Institutions for Innovation and Productivity conference.
Jacques Cremer of the Toulouse Network for Information Technology (TNIT) interviewed Josh Lerner this past December. They discussed Professor Lerner’s thoughts on the challenges of innovation over the next few years, patent reform, and his new book, “Boulevard of Broken Dream.”
An overview of the third panel of the Silicon Flatirons conference which examined the Internet's ecosystem.
Harvard Business School professor on the changing world of venture capital.
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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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Remote work is a leveller — location doesn't matter. Only your internet does

So, people can end up working in silos, growing weaker at making new connections, which are actually very helpful in innovation. Unless we figure this out, there could be a long-run problem with innovation slipping.  — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Nicholas Bloom
The Economic Times
February 20, 2021

Featured Article

Cyber-Attacks–Prevention-Reactions: The Role of States and Private Actors

Cyber-attacks are a growing threat to peace and security. Private actors play a leading role in ensuring that digital technologies are secure from cyber-attacks.

By: Théodore Christakis, Karine Bannelier