Technology & Innovation
Ayn Rand vs. Elinor Ostrom: The Fight for the Future of Social Media
Mar 9, 2023
The contrasting ideologies at play in this tech sector mirror the conflicting ideologies in economics
Losing Out in Critical Technologies: Cisco Systems and Financialization
Feb 28, 2023
Cisco’s turn from innovation to financialization and what it means for the competitive position of the US information-and-communication-technology industry
The Pursuit of Shareholder Value: Cisco’s Transformation from Innovation to Financialization
On the dereliction of key US-based business corporations to take the lead in making the investments in organizational learning required to generate cutting-edge communication-infrastructure products.
Sick with “Shareholder Value”: US Pharma’s Financialized Business Model During the Pandemic
Dec 6, 2022
Evidence sharply contradicts PhRMA’s contention that its member companies need unregulated drug prices to generate profits that they then reinvest in drug innovation.
Top Antitrust Expert: We Need a New Approach to Giant Tech Firms Like Google
Nov 28, 2022
Economist Cristina Caffarra, a leader in competition and antitrust, warns that ever-expanding tech giants raise concerns about the extent of their power.
Big Tech: Not Only Market But Also Knowledge and Information Gatekeepers
Oct 4, 2022
How do we regulate an information utility?
Giant Tech Firms Plan to Read Your Mind and Control Your Emotions. Can They Be Stopped?
May 31, 2022
Author and law professor Maurice Stucke explains why the practices of Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple are so dangerous and what’s really required to rein them in. Hint: Current proposals are unlikely to work.
Letter to SEC: How Stock Buybacks Undermine Investment in Innovation for the Sake of Stock-Price Manipulation
Apr 1, 2022
A comment on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rule “Share Repurchase Disclosure Modernization”
Investing in Innovation: A Policy Framework for Attaining Sustainable Prosperity in the United States
Business firms are not alone in making investments in the productive capabilities required to generate innovative goods and services. Household units and government agencies also make investments in productive capabilities upon which business firms rely for their own investment activities.
Equality Denied: Tech and African Americans
EEO-1 employment data document the vast over-representation of Asian Americans and vast under-representation of African Americans at tech companies in recent years. How did this happen?
CIGI Celebrates 20 Years of Research and Expert Analysis
Jul 30, 2021
In 2021, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) celebrates 20 years of contributing research and expert analysis to global policy making.
Jul 28, 2021
Occasionally, financial speculation fastens onto transformational technologies that have the potential to create a genuinely new economy.
Digital Transformation, Opportunity and Social Sustainability
Jun 6, 2021 | 10:30
The governance of technology is a new challenge. The Recovery Plans is encouraging the digital transformation of our economies. An acceleration of technological change is bound to deeply affect labor markets and income distribution. While labor-market adaptation is likely to stave off permanent high unemployment, it cannot be counted on to prevent a sharp rise in inequality.
Values: Building a Better World For All
Jun 4, 2021 | 10:30
Our world is full of fault lines—growing inequality in income and opportunity; systemic racism; health and economic crises from a global pandemic; mistrust of experts; the existential threat of climate change; deep threats to employment in a digital economy with robotics on the rise. These fundamental problems and others like them stem from a common crisis in values.
INET at the Trento Economics FestivalConference
The Return of the State: Businesses, Communities, Institutions
Jun 3–6, 2021
Watch INET at the Trento Economics Festival online