A recent majority staff report summarizing the findings of a yearlong House Antitrust Subcommittee investigation into competition in digital markets is filled with analytical errors that highlight larger problems with the report’s basic framing and policy conclusions.
October 9, 2007
Rob Atkinson's article in ScienceProgress about the importance of innovation for meeting the significant new challenges facing this country. The article discusses policies that the United States should adopt to promote innovation.
October 3, 2007
Does the United States Benefit from U.S. IT Products Made Overseas? Mapping the Global Value Chain of the iPod and Notebook Computers
Professor Ken Kraemer, the co-author of a recent study of IT value chains, discussed the nature of the global supply chain for the iPod and notebook computer: where value is created, what each nation specializes in, and how much value each captures. Kraemer and ITIF President Rob Atkinson then discussed what kinds of public policies the United States needs to adopt to ensure that we stay competitive and capture a larger share of the value chain.
September 6, 2007
Testimony Before the House Committee on Small Business on the Small Business Administration's Investment Programs
ITIF President Rob Atkinson's testimony on the Small Business Administration's investment programs before the House Committee on Small Business.
July 26, 2007
ITIF President Rob Atkinson’s presentation at the IBM Forum on Global Leadership, titled Creating Open Partnerships.
February 1, 2007
In a coauthored report with The Brookings Institution, Robert Atkinson and Howard Wial analyze the projected impact of service sector offshoring on U.S. metropolitan economies. While the report finds that the impacts of offshoring in most metropolitan areas over the next decade are likely to be modest, it forecasts higher than average job losses in twenty-eight U.S. metropolitan areas between 2004 and 2015. To address the impacts, the paper urges federal, state, and local leaders to pursue together policies that boost productivity and innovation, assist workers who are harmed by offshoring, and modernize approaches to economic and workforce development.
November 17, 2006
This report compares how national immigration policies foster or constrict global flows of talent, and lays out several broad policy recommendations that the U.S. should consider.
October 23, 2006
Supply-Side Follies: Why Conservative Economics Fails, Liberal Economics Falters, and Innovation Economics is the Answer
Supply-Side Follies methodically debunks the common assumptions of conservative economics and demonstrates why it is a flawed doctrine that is setting up the U.S. for a major economic downturn in the near future.
September 1, 2006
ITIF President Rob Atkinson’s presentation at the 2006 Accelerating Innovation Conference in Washington, DC.
July 6, 2006
In a recent article in Foreign Affairs entitled "Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution," noted economist Alan Blinder presented a provocative and disturbing thesis: the offshoring of service sector jobs is not just a routine extension of international trade, but a "third industrial revolution" likely to lead to one of every three American jobs being shipped overseas.
February 28, 2005
Taking into account the historical record, the book discusses the shortcomings of prevailing liberal and conservative economic doctrines and lays out a new growth economics agenda aimed at maximizing the productivity and innovation-enhancing forces of the New Economy.