James Bessen’s research cited in “Comment les BigTech étouffent l’innovation” article in Up Magazine, May 24, 2022.
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James Bessen’s article “How big technology systems are slowing innovation: The great IT revolution is no longer promoting economic dynamism. It’s preventing it” in the MIT Technology Review February 17, 2022
James Bessen, Erich Denk, Joowon Kim, Cesare Righi
This paper reports the first recent estimates of trends in the displacement of industry-leading firms. Displacement hazards rose for several decades since 1970 but have declined sharply since 2000. Using a production function-based model to explore the role of investments, acquisitions, and lobbying, we find that investments by dominant firms in intangibles, especially software, are distinctly associated with greater persistence and reduced leapfrogging.
James Bessen quoted in Full Stack Economics on the adoption of new technology and its impact on workers.
James Bessen, Stephen Michael Impink, Lydia Reichensperger, and Robert Seamans
Results from TPRI’s 2021 AI Ethics survey shed light on how startups approach the uncertain landscape of ethics and Artificial Intelligence.
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, Erich Denk, and Chen Meng
New research explaining the role of proprietary software investment in the rise in skill sorting and wage inequality.
James Bessen in The Record for research on the effects of salary history bans on wages for women and minorities.
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.
James Bessen quoted in Morning Brew about the effects of automation on employment.