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Washington Launch of “Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage”

Thursday, September 13, 201209:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST
National Press Club529 14th Street NorthwestHoleman Lounge Washington District Of Columbia, 20045

Event Summary

In Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale University Press), authors Rob Atkinson and Stephen Ezell present an alarming story of the United States' decline as an innovation leader as well as a range of practical yet creative ideas on how to step up the pace in today's economic race and win. They explain how a weak U.S. innovation economy not only contributed to the Great Recession but is delaying recovery. The book takes on the Washington Consensus and proposes an Innovation Consensus to prevent relatively lower U.S. standards of living and declining global competitiveness.

Just weeks before an election in which the economy is the central issue, please join us as the New York Times Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt moderates what is sure to be an eye-opening and spirited discussion about the huge stakes entailed in adopting the Innovation Consensus.


Robert D.
Robert D. Atkinson@RobAtkinsonITIF
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Stephen Ezell@sjezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, and Director, Center for Life Sciences Innovation
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
David Leonhardt
Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief
The New York Times
William B.
William B. Bonvillian
Former Director
MIT Washington Office

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