Innovation

Influencing Innovation: Government’s Role in Subsidizing R&D

Firms often underinvest in research and development (R&D) when there is no government intervention. There are many uncertainties and risks...

Is Student Debt Hindering Entrepreneurship?

Evidence suggests that a change in a household’s student debt from $0 to about $35,000 decreases entrepreneurship by three percentage points.

Open for Innovation: How Does Open Innovation Impact National Laboratories?

Open innovation has an impact on both scientific and technological innovation on the national laboratory level through links with industry, international collaboration, and the employment of non-permanent staff.

Change Versus Invention: Innovation and Public Health Care

A survey of public health care leaders in California finds that innovation is seen as less technology-driven and more about the implementation of efficient and effective systems.

Driving Innovation: Firm Diversity and the Startup Ecosystem

Diversity of firm size is arguably a vital contributor to a region’s innovation.

Short-Circuiting: Budgeting Instability Reduces Alternative Energy Innovation

Instability in federal alternative energy investment is shown to reduce innovation in the sector.

Intellectual Property Rights Spur Innovation…Sometimes

Researchers find that a universal IPR level could have a sub-optimal impact on innovation.

Health IT—Helpful or Not?

A disappointing performance for health information technology and Electronic Medical Records in a study of Medicare Patient outcomes

Weaken the US Patent System to Encourage Innovation

Does current US patent law protect entrepreneurs or inhibit innovation?

Reforming Immigration to Boost Economic Competitiveness?

New research highlights the significant contribution that high-skilled immigrants make to innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in the US.

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