Innovation Policy

January 1, 2019

The Oakland A’s have proposed the construction of a gondola system that will carry passengers from Washington St. and 10th St. in Old Oakland to Washington St. and Water St. in Jack London Square.

November 6, 2018

In a refreshing change of pace for the government, which has been reeling under challenging economic circumstances of late, the release of the World Bank’s Doing Business report last week provided some respite.

October 31, 2018

A market for electricity has a salutary effect on the behaviour of all the participants in the generation and supply of electricity.

October 17, 2018

In a curious happenstance last week, two global events put the spotlight on the critical issue of climate change.

October 5, 2018

Critics of the new IP rules seem to think Canada is a technology backwater incapable of fully securing its rightful place in the world trading order, writes Richard Owens.

October 2, 2018

The world stands on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, powered by a wide range of new technology breakthroughs — Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, advanced robotics, Internet of Things, cloud computing and 3D printing — and the revolution is expected to result in major changes in the

October 1, 2018

Digitalization is revolutionizing business models and the relationship between authorities and citizens and between enterprises and consumers creating new opportunities, but also raising some critical issues.

October 1, 2018

This report examines the ongoing, mostly state-based efforts aimed at lowering health care prices. It asks whether there are lessons California can learn from these experiments as well as limitations to importing similar practices into the state and expecting the same results.

September 18, 2018

Trends like power train electrification and autonomous driving are causing a major structural change in vehicle manufacturing.

August 1, 2018

Investment in infrastructure has one of the highest economic multipliers of any form of government spending, but due to California’s failure to invest in and maintain its infrastructure at all levels, the state is putting its future growth and pr