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Meghan Ostertag

Meghan Ostertag

Research Assistant

Email: [email protected]

Meghan Ostertag is a research assistant for economic policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics from American University.

Recent Publications

July 22, 2024

Fact of the Week: Increased Firm Concentration in South Korea’s Manufacturing Sector Contributed to a 12-fold Increase in GDP From 1972 to 2011

In a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Jaedo Choi, et al., investigated the effect of “superstar” firms in South Korea during the so-called “miracle growth period.”

July 15, 2024

Fact of the Week: Public Investments in Nondefense R&D Have Rates of Return Between 150 to 300 Percent

A working paper indicates that the rate of return on R&D is between 150 to 300 percent, implying that there has been historical underinvestment in R&D for nondefense use.

July 8, 2024

Fact of the Week: At Least 10 Percent of Scientific Research Is Being Co-Authored by AI

A recent working paper found that at least 10 percent of biomedical abstracts published in 2024 were found to have been written with a large language model.

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