“Businesses tend to focus more on short-term but lower economy-wide payoffs, whereas federally funded R&D tends to focus on big picture stuff that takes longer but pays off big time and benefits entire industries”
—Nicholas A. Bloom, professor (by courtesy) of economics
Latest Stories in Political Economy
November 10, 2020
The political polarization wrought by the 2020 presidential election is bound to creep into the workplace. Here are some ways managers can become peacekeepers.
October 20, 2020
If you want to be efficient when it comes to influencing others, focus on those who are already (sort of) on your side.
October 15, 2020
From smarter polling to growing distrust in government, a political economist lays out what you should expect this November.
September 21, 2020
Yes, expertise matters. But diverse skill sets matter just as much — and perhaps even more — when it comes to solving hard problems.
September 15, 2020
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