There is both excitement and trepidation about the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and its ability to power growth around the world—and one critical question is how its impacts may differ in developed and developing economies.
September 5, 2017
When China implemented an investment tax credit, businesses increased investment by 8.8 percent and productivity by 3.7 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 14, 2017
Fact of the Week: Protectionist Trade Policies Depressed Innovation in 13 Latin American Countries in 2005
Across 13 Latin American countries that had protectionist policies in place in 2005, these policies had no effect on innovation, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
July 3, 2017
Fact of the Week: Latin American Firms That Used Broadband Internet Service in 2010 Were 11 Percent More Productive Than Those That Didn’t.
For Latin American firms, the higher their Internet activity intensity, the greater their productivity gains, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 27, 2017
Speaking in Geneva at the “ITA at 20 Forum,” Stephen Ezell explained how accession to the Information Technology Agreement can benefit developing countries.
May 22, 2017
By reducing costs, the ITA leads to increased use of ICT goods, which spurs productivity and economic growth while deepening enterprises’ participation in global value chains. This generates new tax revenues to partially or fully offset tariff losses.
May 19, 2017
Fact of the Week: Private Chinese Firms Innovate More Efficiently Than State-Owned Firms, Yet China Showers Much More Generous R&D Subsidies on State-Owned Firms
State-owned Chinese firms receive up to four times more R&D subsidies but are less innovative than private Chinese firms, writes John Wu in Innovation Files
April 5, 2017
Of all the issues that will be on the table when President Trump hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping this week at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, none is more important for the U.S. and global economies than China’s mercantilist campaign to dominate advanced industries by flouting the rules of the international trading system, writes Rob Atkinson in the Washington Post.
March 30, 2017
Stephen Ezell presented at the Mexico Innovation Week about policies Mexico can implement to turbocharge the country’s innovation system.
March 30, 2017
Fact of the Week: Innovative Filipino Manufacturing Firms Earn 20 Percent More Profit and Experience 24 Percent Greater Labor Productivity Than Their Less Innovative Domestic Competitors
Innovative manufacturing Filipino firms are more productive and profitable than their less innovative domestic counterparts, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 23, 2017
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation to an international network of think tanks on March 23 in New York City on the key policy frameworks developing countries need to put in place to become more innovative.