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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

The Reasonable Robot: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Presented by the Yale Information Society Project

August 14, 2020,  

Thirteenth Annual Conference on Innovation Economics

Hosted by the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

August 27, 2020,  

The 2nd Tokenomics Conference

Presented by the Toulouse School of Economics

October 26, 2020, Toulouse, France

TAP Blog

What We Owe Essential Workers

MIT economics professor Daron Acemoglu discusses the policies in place that support companies’ choices to increase automation, and he outlines a course of action for policy reforms and technology development that could benefit workers of all skills and backgrounds.

Daron Acemoglu

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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Why Silicon Valley’s Biggest Companies Are Investing Billions in India

“Much as it pains me to say it, the US isn't nearly as attractive a place for innovation as it was five years ago,” — Mark Lemley, Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, Stanford University
Mark Lemley
CNN Business
July 17, 2020

Featured Article

The Big Data Boom Is the Innovation Story of Our Time

This article provides a lay summary of recent developments in business uses of big data sets.

By: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee