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.)
- Signature report: “The Hamilton Index: Assessing National Performance in the Competition for Advanced Industries”
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Speed Up America, Slow Down China, or Both? The Key Strategic Question for the 21st Century
The Global Battle Over Advanced Industries
Time for Competitive Realism
What Kind of Industrial Policy: Progressive or Hamiltonian?
How ‘National Developmentalism’ Built America
October 24, 2023
Securing Our Future: A Framework for Critical Technology Assessment
Please join ITIF, The Hamilton Project at Brookings, and the National Network for Critical Technology Assessment in a press release and showcase event launching the release of the report, Securing America’s Future: A Framework for Critical Technology Assessment.
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.
Economics Author, "Inside Operation Warp Speed: A New Model for Industrial Policy"
Research Scientist, MIT Industrial Performance Center
Former Director, MIT Washington Office
Partner, Shield Capital
Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy; Director, Carnegie Mellon University; pilot National Network for Critical Technology Assessment
Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Herrick Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Executive Director, AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council
Lieutenant General, Retired., United States Air Force
Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School
Director, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
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August 28, 2023|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles
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Innovation Wars: How China Is Gaining on the United States in Corporate R&D
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May 30, 2023|Blogs
Secretary Raimondo Should Host a National Economic Development Summit With Her State Counterparts
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May 12, 2023|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles
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.