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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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Fact Sheets

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to technologies that perform learning and reasoning in ways that simulate human cognitive abilities.

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.

High Skilled Immigration Reform

The United States immigration policy is the set of laws and provisions that regulates the entry and the stay of non-US citizens on national territory. High-skilled, college-educated immigrants contribute to scientific and technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and job-creation in the U.S.

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.

TAP Blog

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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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 Crowd is a Collaborative Network

On crowdwork platforms, task creators post tasks for workers to complete for pay, “crowdsourcing.” Workers collaborate offline or online to solve problems, limit risk, and to encourage one another.

By: Mary L. Gray, Deepti Kulkarni, Siddharth Suri, Syed Shoaib Ali