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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

Platform Businesses Are Just as Vulnerable as Brick-and-Mortar to Economic Stressors of Pandemic

Professors Geoffrey Parker, Dartmouth College, and Marshall Van Alstyne, Boston University, share insights into why some platform-based businesses have been able to pivot and thrive amidst the COVID-19 restrictions while others flounder.

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The Future of the Office: Covid-19 Has Forced a Radical Shift in Working Habits

They found that those who worked from home were more productive (they processed more calls). One-third of the increase was due to having a quieter environment. The rest was due to people working more hours. Sick days for employees plummeted. — Nicholas Bloom, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Nicholas Bloom
The Economist
September 12, 2020

Featured Article

How Computer Automation Affects Occupations: Technology, Jobs, and Skills

Does computer automation lead to job losses? Data from the United States show that jobs that use computers intensively have experienced more growth in past decades; jobs that use few computers have had more losses.

By: James Bessen