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How to improve productivity? Make sure it’s shared broadly — Simon Johnson

From The Washington Post We know what productivity growth requires: investments in new technology. For previous generations, this was factories full of machines, first powered by steam and then by electricity. More recently it was the arrival of computers, which changed how work was organized within and across firms. We often perceive the impact of new technology imperfectly and with a lag, and today is no different. We can see a wave of hardware and software innovations underway — technologies such as 3D printing and distributed ledgers will allow manufacturing and finance to become more dispersed — but it is hard to know exactly where it will take us. To make sure the United States remains on the leading edge of this wave, we first and foremost need stronger human capital — economists’ jargon for training and appropriate skills in the workforce. But we also need to create a social governance environment that allows technology to … Read More » The post How to improve productivity? Make sure it’s shared broadly — Simon Johnson appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >

MIT Sloan Experts Podcast: Uber, Lyft and Racial Bias

We hope you enjoy the latest installment of the MIT Sloan Experts Podcast series! The third in our series of MIT Sloan Experts podcasts features Chris Knittel, professor of applied economics at MIT Sloan, talking about his latest research on racial bias in the ride-sharing industry. Knittel’s research focuses on how Uber and Lyft are failing black passengers and what to do about it. Listen to this brief podcast and find out how Knittel came to his conclusions, what his findings say about drivers who cancel on customers with names that generally indicate they are a person of color, and what takeaways Uber and Lyft can garner from these findings to improve. The post MIT Sloan Experts Podcast: Uber, Lyft and Racial Bias appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >






 

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