Luke Dascoli

Luke Dascoli
Economic & Technology Policy Research Assistant
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Luke Dascoli was an Economic & Technology Policy Research Assistant at ITIF. He was previously a Research Assistant in the MDI Scholars Program at the McCourt School of Public Policy's Massive Data Institute. He holds a B.A. in Political Economy from Georgetown University. 

Recent Publications

April 18, 2022

U.S. labor law doesn’t yet know what to do with people who make all or part of their living on gig-enabling Internet platforms like Uber or TaskRabbit.

April 11, 2022

An increase of one standard deviation in the use of AI applications is associated with a 9.2 percent reduction in business risks due to the pandemic.

April 1, 2022

America’s lack of global manufacturing competitiveness in this technology is not just a matter of comparative advantage, but is rather evidence of a risky overdependence that has come to shock U.S. supply chains.

March 28, 2022

Managers found that company productivity improved under a companywide teleworking policy, with the strongest ratings on productivity improvement made from managers of firms in “hybrid” models, where workers share time between the home and office.

March 21, 2022

Prior to 2020, there were consistent, gradual increases in the share of retail purchases made online—an uptick of 0.49 percentage points each year from 1998 to 2019.

March 14, 2022

Time-lag implementation in the regression also showed a delay of three years between the point of AI adoption and return on productivity growth, indicating an investment delay for AI that could also explain previous literature gaps.

March 7, 2022

In time-series data from 2003 to the most recently released year of 2019, NSF reports that the annual number of female STEM graduates rose from 183 percent, from 1.2 million in 2003 to 2.2 million in 2019.

February 28, 2022

Even in circumstances without quantum advantage—and where the modeled classical firm is cheaper to scale—the quantum firm’s lower variable computing costs directly improve profitability by reducing the firm’s cost base and indirectly improve profitability by generating greater benefits to investing in market creation.

February 22, 2022

Econometric analysis using scientific records from East German intelligence informants versus measurements of total factor productivity showed a statistically significant negative relationship between industrial espionage and the gap in productivity between East and West Germany.

February 14, 2022

The long-run benefits of industrial intelligence in China shows that AI can be an engine for regional economic parity as well as for growth.

February 7, 2022

From 2000 to 2016 new robot adoption grew by roughly 70 percent in North America and Europe, whereas it grew more than 300 percent in the rest of the world.

January 31, 2022

The United States deepened its receipts of inward FDI by more than 114 percent in a single year, reporting $323 billion in 2021 and maintaining its position as the largest host economy of foreign investment.

Recent Events and Presentations

December 2, 2021

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