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Technology and Innovation
Why do we no longer expect large step-changes in economic growth? Why have we become complacent with
predictable and incremental changes in technologies and business models? Our research reclaims the sense of
wonder and optimism that has been the foundation of our greatest discoveries and achievements.
How do we effectively conserve and protect America’s treasured landscapes and natural resources? Can we better
encourage the protection of endangered species, clean our air and water, and preserve scenic sites across the
country? Our research explores how cooperative and incentive-based approaches are crucial to achieving better
Does our current immigration system set the United States up for social and economic success? Today, more than
44 million immigrants live in the US, and each year about one million more enter. They bring their hopes,
dreams, and shared prosperity. Our immigration research details how immigrants contribute to the growth and
development of the US.
We connect academic entrepreneurs
with the challenges of today
We do this by exploring the way key institutions in society — business, government, and community — ignite
economic growth and increase opportunity for everyone to improve their lives.
Our latest research
Policymakers should consider that restrictions on immigration can worsen the fiscal burden of aging for their constituents.
What is the impact of migration from Venezuela to Colombia—one of the largest migratory phenomena in recent decades?
During droughts market plants in certain regions experience generation reallocation toward less water-intensive, cheaper natural gas-fired plants.