Competitiveness

The Biden administration needs to renew America’s role as a power trader, but with a new focus of maintaining its relative lead, economically and technologically, over China. It will require changes in the strategy and organization of U.S. trade policy.
Competitiveness
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May 5, 2021
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted an expert panel discussion about the EU’s AI legislation, including its feasibility, impact, and efficacy.
May 3, 2021
Norway is pivoting toward renewable energy—including offshore wind and electric vehicle technologies—while broadening and deepening its national innovation ecosystem to encourage new firms in a range of industries to scale up and compete globally.
April 27, 2021
The Biden administration needs to renew America’s role as a power trader, but with a new focus of maintaining its relative lead, economically and technologically, over China. It will require changes in the strategy and organization of U.S. trade policy.
April 23, 2021
Big organizational reforms that move heavy boxes on agency org charts is supposedly the new third rail in Washington politics. Maybe so, but if we want to compete effectively with China, it’s time to step on the third rail.
April 15, 2021
If a budget represents values, then the White House’s FY2022 discretionary budget request shows the new administration places the greatest value on equity, social spending, health, and environment. It places much less value on national security and economic competitiveness.
April 14, 2021
The United States has a long and successful history for industrial policies, and as the Biden administration and policymakers consider new policies, some raise concerns with its “similarities” to China.
April 12, 2021
As technology and industry strategy experts, we commend Congress and the Biden administration for focusing on ensuring U.S. advanced technology competitiveness. Toward that end, we offer a number of recommendations for further action.
April 4, 2021
The lack of an American industrial policy made it easier for Korea and other nations to close the gap with America, and to surpass the U.S. in certain areas. But that may be finally beginning to change.
March 31, 2021
President Biden’s American Jobs Plan proposes many laudable and much-needed investments and programmatic improvements to America’s innovation system. But they will only succeed if they are part of a holistic approach that’s complemented by other equally necessary policies, such as investments in workforce training and STEM education, and maintaining robust IP protections.
March 29, 2021
With the rise of China, the U.S. economic and technology environment has fundamentally and inexorably changed. America needs an advanced technology industrial policy to compete effectively—but that will require modernizing hidebound economic thinking that has long considered “industry policy” to be anathema.

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