Latest Study -- September, 2014:
The U.S. Software Industry As an Engine for Economic Growth and Employment
By Robert J. Shapiro
Innovation is a touchstone of the current American economy, exemplified by the rapid diffusion of successive new generations of information and communication technologies (ICT). For the past generation, these industries have played a disproportionate role in U.S. business investment, personal consumption, and the growth rates of productivity and GDP. This study will analyze and assess the economic role and significance of software, which provides the operating systems and applications for ICT, in these larger developments....