Lagging in the global technological race and caught between a U.S.-China rivalry, the European Union has been working to develop its own capacities in a number of key emerging technologies such as cybersecurity, AI, quantum computing, and, not least of all, 5G. This next-generation wireless standard will be one of the pillars of the future digital economy, but it faces fraught geopolitical challenges that deserve a broadly coordinated policy.
August 31, 2020
China will likely be the biggest business disruptor of the 2020s, but the discussion about how to respond has yet to take shape. A strategic framework should rebalance the global supply chains, bolster competitiveness, adjust to China’s market size, and solidify the West’s appeal.
August 24, 2020
Fact of the Week: Firms With In-House Software Development Are Twice as Likely to Innovate as Firms That Conduct No Software Development
Analysis of a survey of Swedish firms found that 65 percent of firms that conduct in-house software development had recently introduced a new product or service, compared to 46 percent for firms that contract out software development and 32 percent for firms that do no software development.
August 20, 2020
What happened? How did America go from the world’s leader to not even an also-ran in the span of just two decades? Equally troubling, why did no one sound the alarm bell when there was still time for action?
August 10, 2020
How Nine Flawed Policy Concepts Hinder the United States From Adopting the Advanced-Industry Strategy It Needs
Few policymakers and even fewer pundits or economic analysts understand U.S. competitiveness problems in a way that would lead them to the logical conclusion that a national innovation and competitiveness strategy would count as a viable solution.
August 3, 2020
Fact of the Week: A 10 Percent Increase in Entrepreneurship in Traded Industries Decreases Poverty by 2.2 Percent
A new study examining the poverty and rates of entrepreneurship in every Metropolitan Statistical Area in the U.S. from 2005 to 2015 finds that a 10% increase in an area's entrepreneurship in traded industries reduces its poverty rate by an average of 2.2%.
July 29, 2020
From investigations launched by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to senators calling for their dismantling, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google long have been
July 16, 2020
If the United States is serious about maintaining its leadership in biopharmaceuticals, then it’s time for policymakers to articulate and embrace a robust sectoral competitiveness strategy.
July 13, 2020
The European Union’s future prosperity is heavily reliant on it maintaining its status as a leader in the automotive industry.
July 13, 2020
Fact of the Week: A Major Study that Found that Chinese Imports Increased European Patent Growth Up to 30 Percent Between 1996-2005 Had Major Flaws, Reversing the Result
A major study from 2016 that found that Chinese imports increased European patent growth up to 30 percent between 1996-2005 had major coding flaws. The correct data show negative & insignificant changes due to Chinese competition.
July 13, 2020
5G wireless will drive economic growth for decades to come, but we need a comprehensive strategy to ensure a robust deployment and adoption of secure networks.