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Hamilton Center on Industrial Strategy

Hamilton Center on Industrial Strategy

ITIF’s Hamilton Center promotes a practical approach to competitiveness policy that enables U.S. technology leadership in global markets. The Hamiltonian agenda entails more than just increasing economic inputs and factor conditions that are broadly conducive to innovation and growth. Policies must directly enable firms in America to lead in advanced technologies and industries that are strategically important for economic and national security... (More.)

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Time for Competitive Realism

Time for Competitive Realism

U.S. foreign policy doctrine subordinates the goal of maintaining, let alone maximizing, America’s global power advantage. That formula will not succeed against the new China challenge.

What Kind of Industrial Policy: Progressive or Hamiltonian?

What Kind of Industrial Policy: Progressive or Hamiltonian?

Progressives want to replace neoliberalism with green-equity-focused industrial policy, which would make America poorer and weaker. Washington should instead adopt a Hamiltonian agenda to win the global competition for advanced industry leadership, especially versus China.

How ‘National Developmentalism’ Built America

How ‘National Developmentalism’ Built America

Embracing national developmentalism will be critical to enabling America to meet the existential challenge that is China.

Wake Up, America: China Is Overtaking the United States in Innovation Capacity

Wake Up, America: China Is Overtaking the United States in Innovation Capacity

Based on key indicators of innovation and advanced-industry performance, China has surpassed the United States in total innovation output and is getting close on a proportional basis. To regain its leadership, the United States must respond more strategically and forcefully.

How to Mitigate the Damage From China’s Unfair Trade Practices by Giving USITC Power to Make Them Less Profitable

How to Mitigate the Damage From China’s Unfair Trade Practices by Giving USITC Power to Make Them Less Profitable

Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act allows the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to bar imports when domestic industries suffer harm due to unfair competition. Congress should expand the law to better address the unfair trade practices China uses to capture market share in advanced industries at America’s expense.

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April 27, 2023

Reviving America’s Hamiltonian Tradition to Win the Economic Competition With China

Please join ITIF for an all-day conference with leading experts and policymakers to explore why and how Washington can look to Hamiltonianism for guidance in how to win the techno-economic contest with China.

November 28, 2022

How Updating a Century-Old Trade Law Could Limit China’s Ability to Profit From Unfair Trade Practices

Watch ITIF's briefing event featuring Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and an expert panel of current and former U.S. trade officials who discussed how to limit China’s ability to profit from its predatory trade practices.

September 15, 2022

A New Frontier: Leveraging U.S. High-Performance Computing Leadership in an Exascale Era

Watch ITIF's event at the Dirksen Senate Office Building (SD-562) as it released a new report exploring the promise of HPC in the exascale era, examining some of the latest cutting-edge applications of HPC, and articulating steps policymakers should take to keep the United States at the leading-edge of this highly globally competitive, yet truly foundational information technology.

January 11, 2022

What a National Strategic-Industry Policy Should Look Like

ITIF hosted a discussion of what a robust national strategic-industry policy should—and should not—entail.

March 22, 2021

Time for a New National Innovation System for Defense and Competitiveness

ITIF hosted a panel with a keynote speech by Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, followed by an expert discussion with leading defense and technology experts of the health of the current U.S. innovation and production system, including the defense industrial base, and what the new administration and Congress should do to strengthen it.

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IanIan Clay

Research Assistant

StephenStephen Ezell

Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, and Director, Center for Life Sciences Innovation


DavidDavid Adler

Economics Author, "Inside Operation Warp Speed: A New Model for Industrial Policy"

BenBen Armstrong

Research Scientist, MIT Industrial Performance Center

William B.William B. Bonvillian

Former Director, MIT Washington Office

MichaelMichael Brown

Partner, Shield Capital

EricaErica Fuchs

Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy; Director, Carnegie Mellon University; pilot National Network for Critical Technology Assessment

Rosabeth MossRosabeth Moss Kanter

Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

SridharSridhar Kota

Herrick Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

BradBrad Markell

Executive Director, AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council

JackJack Shanahan

Lieutenant General, Retired., United States Air Force

Willy C.Willy C. Shih

Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

CarrollCarroll Thomas

Director, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

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May 30, 2023|Blogs & Features

Secretary Raimondo Should Host a National Economic Development Summit With Her State Counterparts

We live in a world where, if the United States wants to avoid sinking further into economic weakness, all levels of government need to be in regular communication with one another to improve their alignment.

May 12, 2023|Op-Eds & Commentary

How China Divides Europe and the United States

The preeminent foreign policy question facing the West for at least the next several decades will be what to do about China’s rise as a techno-economic, military, and foreign policy power. But as things stand, Western leaders cannot even agree on the premise of the matter.

April 20, 2023|Blogs & Features

Two Charts Illustrate Why America Must Revive Hamiltonian “National Developmentalism”

China is rapidly gaining ground in strategically important technologies and industries—and its gains are coming at the expense of the United States and its allies—yet the U.S. response thus far has been one of halting industrial policy confusion.

March 10, 2023|Op-Eds & Commentary

How Should Allies Respond to China’s Technology Competition?

The recent alteration of the global geopolitical environment has brought into stark reality the weaknesses of long-running economic shifts (and proactive actions) that have favoured China—giving it market dominance and trade leverage throughout industries and supply chains. The future is going to be anything but certain, and Australia, the United States and their allies must be prepared.

March 8, 2023|Blogs & Features

A Reformed Section 337 Is the Tool for USTR to Mitigate China’s Unfair Trade Practices

Despite over a decade of policy debates and changes, the United States is still in dire need of tools to limit China’s ability to profit from industrial predation.

March 1, 2023|Testimonies & Filings

Comments to the Commerce Department Regarding Implementation of the Regional Technology and Innovation Hub Program

As the think tank that first proposed the policy idea of a federal regional technology hub program, ITIF enthusiastically supports the program and is pleased to offer comments to help the Commerce Department implement it effectively.

January 16, 2023|Op-Eds & Commentary

When Facts About China Change, Elites Should Change Their Views Too

China’s aspiration to become the new global hegemon calls into question the “Washington Consensus” that free markets and unfettered globalization maximize U.S. and global welfare. But for true believers, that is unacceptable. So, the idea China is a threat must be destroyed intellectually.

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