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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Is Telecommuting a Good Idea?

Nicholas Bloom
Source: Slate
November 9, 2011

Greece Risks Meltdown After Bailout Vote Bombshell

Nicholas Economides
Source: The Huffington Post
November 1, 2011

More Jobs Predicted for Machines, Not People

Erik Brynjolfsson
Source: New York Times
October 23, 2011

Who’s Afraid of the Dragon?

Nicholas Bloom
Source: The Economist
October 15, 2011

Interview: Rise of the Robots Redux

M. Ryan Calo
Source: SF Gate
August 14, 2011

Penny-Pinching Puts Recovery on Thin Ice

Nicholas Bloom
Source: Wall Street Journal
August 11, 2011

History in the making: When will the meltdown end?

Nicholas Bloom
Source: Investment News
August 10, 2011

Does the Fed Have Anything Useful to Say?

Nicholas Bloom
Source: Green Faucet
August 9, 2011
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TAP Blog

Automation and Inequality

Economics professors Daron Acemoglu, MIT, and Pascual Restrepo, BU, explain why the US and many industrialized countries are seeing rising wage inequality go hand in hand with modest productivity gains.

Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo

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.

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Featured Article

Sharing the Risks and Rewards of Economic Migration

To encourage nations to reduce limits on migration, policymakers should create a “Migration Fund.” Funds could be used to compensate source countries for “brain drain,” and to compensate destination countries for losses arising when immigrants fail to find work or must be deported.

By: Anu Bradford