Economic Theory

In an explainer for RealClearPolicy, Joe Kennedy outlines how current antitrust principles remain capable of dealing with most threats to competition.
Economic Theory
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December 11, 2018
What should we make of large corporations today? Please join us for a spirited debate between ITIF President Robert Atkinson and Columbia University Law Professor Tim Wu on the role and influence of big business in today’s economy and society.
November 9, 2018
It has become widely accepted in the last several years that there has been a massive increase in income inequality in America, said to be behind the rise of populism on both the right and the left. It’s a compelling narrative, but is it borne out by evidence or simply accepted as true because it is a constant refrain?
October 30, 2018
In an explainer for RealClearPolicy, Joe Kennedy outlines how current antitrust principles remain capable of dealing with most threats to competition.
October 10, 2018
As Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind write for Bloomberg, progressives should abandon their battle against big companies like Amazon and push Congress to pass a higher national minimum wage that applies to all employers.
October 4, 2018
There is no legitimate case for abandoning a 40-year-old consensus on how to apply antitrust policy in favor of a vague, hard-to-enforce alternative that represents an amalgam of conflicting goals, some of which would work against economic progress and the national interest.
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.
November 12, 2017
Democrats have made “cracking down on corporate monopolies” a key part of their plan for shared prosperity. But much of the case for more vigorous antitrust enforcement falls apart on close inspection.
September 7, 2017
In Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance (Oxford University Press, 2017), Peter Cowhey and Jonathan Aronson show how these technologies unleash dazzling changes in the information, communication, and production capabilities that are transforming how the world works. Join ITIF for a discussion of Professors Cowhey and Aronson’s findings and policy proposals for the global innovation economy.
November 22, 2016
If Democrats want to win more Trump voters in the future, they will need to jettison “middle-out” economics and replace it with “growth economics," writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.

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