James Bessen and Erich Denk
New research finding that firm size, productivity dispersion, and large firm investments in intangibles can account for much of the decline in the response to productivity since 2000, and that industry concentration is directly related to aggregate productivity growth.
James Bessen writing for The Innovation Frontier Project at the Progressive Policy Institute on policy implications of large-scale IT investment leading to declining competition and increasing inequality.
Kristina McElheran et al.
A new survey module intended to complement and expand research on the causes and consequences of advanced technology adoption by analyzing the 2018 Annual Business Survey.
Timothy Simcoe quoted in BU Today, on keeping tech firms from getting too big.
Robert Seamans interviewed by the American Enterprise Institute on AI and the economy.
James Bessen and Robert Seamans cited in the 2019 Economic Report of the President on the effects of Big Data and AI on competition.
James Bessen and Alessandro Nuvolari
A paper analyzing the diffusion of three technologies in the 19th century with policy implications for today.
James Kossuth and Robert Seamans in Harvard Business Review
James Bessen testified before the FTC, October 24, 2018.
Ian Hathaway with Mark E. Schweitzer, and Scott Shane