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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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Upcoming Events

How AI Can Promote Inclusive Prosperity - online event with Frank Pasquale

Hosted by The Allens Hub at UNSW

October 20, 2020,  

The Economics of Digital Services

From the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

October 21, 2020,  

The 2nd Tokenomics Conference

Presented by the Toulouse School of Economics

October 26, 2020, Toulouse, France

AI & Future of Work Conference

Presented by the Stanford Digital Economy Lab

October 27, 2020,  

BTLJ-BCLT Symposium: Technology Law as a Vehicle for Anti-Racism

Presented by the Berkeley Center For Law & Technology

November 12, 2020,  

TAP Blog

An Early Look at the U.S. Data Regarding COVID-19 and Remote Work

Erik Brynjolfsson and colleagues share findings from a study that looked at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on remote work.

TAP Staff Blogger

Fact Sheets

Artificial Intelligence

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

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Small Tech Stocks Soar as the Future Arrives Early

“When it comes to remote work in particular, the past 10 weeks have seen more changes than we’ve seen in the previous 20 years. We haven’t seen anything like it since World War II” — Erik Brynjolfsson, Director, Digital Economy Lab at Stanford University

Erik Brynjolfsson
The New York Times
September 17, 2020

Featured Article

Rendering Sensible Salient 

Technological changes threaten democracy, producing polarization and fragmentation. Deliberative conventions of ordinary citizens could help restore a common understanding of issues.

By: Lawrence Lessig