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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TAP Blog

This blog surveys the work of James Rebitzer, Daniel Kessler, and other scholars on the role of technology in health care.
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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Fact Sheets

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.


For big tech regulation, one-size-fits-all won't work

“You can worry about YouTube, Twitter, any social media platform with content moderation, but that's completely different than what's going on with Amazon and Google. If you lump them together, you're going to get the wrong solution because it's different problems.” — Carl Shapiro, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Carl Shapiro
October 29, 2021

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Digital Addiction

A study of smartphone use shows that consumers’ excessive use of smartphones and social media may result from digital addiction. Self-control tools reduce usage and improve well-being.

By: Matthew Gentzkow, Hunt Allcott, Lena Song