Posts Tagged ‘production possibilities frontiers’

  • Technological innovation might have slowed but we could be due for a spurt.

    Production Possibility Frontiers: Entering (and Exiting) a Discovery Void

    May 20, 14 • 609 Views • No Comments

    After technological innovation multiplies, might the pace of discovery slow down? Think of the history of antibiotics. Starting with the Sulfa drugs that were first discovered during the 1930s, the new antibiotic timeline is congested until 1962....  [read more]

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    Millionaire Inventors

    Oct 21, 11 • 270 Views • No Comments

    Assume you have $1.4 million dollars that you want to give away. Your goal is to spur the development of new technology, but just not any innovation–something that you want people to invent. Which technology would you choose? The people at the X Prize...  [read more]

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    Gender Matters

    Mar 31, 11 • 285 Views • No Comments

    For years, female musicians said that they were being treated unfairly. The problem, they claimed, was audition bias. Many more men were selected for orchestras than women. The response was that the men were better. A Harvard and Princeton study found,...  [read more]

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    New Financial Products

    Mar 19, 10 • 246 Views • No Comments

    Instead of a garage or a laboratory, think of an office or a conference room. And, rather than a computer or an aircast, imagine a junk bond or a bank account.  All of these products, at one time were invented.   In a recent Brookings article,...  [read more]