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Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Program


The Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program was founded as the Productivity Program, with Zvi Griliches as the inaugural program director, in 1978. It has more recently expanded to incorporate the vibrant and growing body of research in the affiliated fields of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Their report on the program explains Economic Research on productivity and entrepreneurship as well as innovation policy. With a close analysis on “the Economics of Digitization”, it points out a way of development in the future.

In our past post, we compared Israel and Singapore’s innovation ability and the capacity of productivity. And this report offers a different perspective of considering national productivity, such as in health care.

To read the full report, please visit here.

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