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Thomas Kalil

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Information Technology and Social Progress

(8) Comments | Posted May 12, 2011 | 9:22 AM

It's widely appreciated that the information technology industry makes a vital contribution to America's economy, both in its own right and through its capacity to boost productivity by helping firms slash the time required to develop new products, tap the expertise of their employees, participate in global markets and improve...

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Prizes as Incentives for Public-Private Partnerships

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2009 | 5:13 PM

In recent years, there has been a renaissance in "incentive prizes" - which reward contestants for achieving a specific future goal.

The Ansari X Prize, for example, provided a purse of $10 million for the first team to fly a privately built spaceship to 100 kilometers twice in one week,...

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