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 15, 2018
Policymakers tend to give an outsized share of attention and credit to small businesses, touting their role in entrepreneurship, but in doing so they often conflate small businesses with new businesses. Start-ups are important for their contributions to creative destruction and innovation, but small businesses are less efficient because they cannot take advantages of economies of scale.
September 24, 2018
Much of what people assume to be true about big business is completely wrong. Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind cover five of the most egregious examples in this Innovation Files post.
September 17, 2018
In an article for American Interest with Admiral Dennis Blair, Rob Atkinson argues that it’s time for America to rise to the challenge of "Made in China 2025" by developing its own comprehensive plan to maintain competitive advantage advanced technology industries.
June 15, 2018
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation to the MAPI Board of Trustees on Manufacturing Digitalization and U.S. Competitiveness in the Global Economy” on June 15, 2018.
June 5, 2018
A growing number of policymakers and pundits appear now to understand that the United States’ lead in innovation is not as secure as it once was.
May 9, 2018
Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Responding to International Predatory Economic Practices
Foreign predatory economic practices harm the U.S. economy. In testimony before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee, Rob Atkinson outlines how the U.S. government should respond.
May 9, 2018
Please join ITIF for an event discussing needed policies to ensure sustained U.S. life-sciences leadership.
May 7, 2018
Any effective U.S. life-sciences innovation policy needs to level the global playing field by taking more forceful action to address unfair trade practices, Joe Kennedy writes for Stat News.
May 4, 2018
As Rob Atkinson and Mike Lind write for the New Republic, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt weren't the anti-corporate crusaders that they're portrayed as by populists today.
May 1, 2018
A response to the Washington Post’s Steven Pearlstein, regarding his April 25 article, “Boeing and Airbus, the new ‘super duopoly’.”