Economic Theory

In an article for American Affairs, Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind explain why national de­velopmentalism should guide American economic policy at home and abroad.
Economic Theory
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February 24, 2009
Writing in the Journal of Technology Transfer, Atkinson offers seven recommendations for the Obama administration to ensure that the economy is on a robust growth path over the next decade.
December 17, 2008
Please join us for an event to discuss how recent theoretical and empirical work has called into question the core tenants of the neo-classical doctrine—that markets are stable, are driven by rational actors responding solely to price signals, and require little role for government in driving growth.
December 12, 2008
If the tectonic economic events of the last few months have shown us anything it’s that many of the core assumptions embedded in the prevailing neoclassical economic doctrine that drives much of Washington’s thinking on economic policy are no longer valid.
November 12, 2008
ITIF President Rob Atkinson asks in his recent Huffington Post article what will Obamanomics look like? That is to say, in what direction with America’s President-elect lead the nation’s economy?
September 25, 2008
ITIF and Silicon Flatirons host a conference to discuss how the next administration should spur innovation.
September 24, 2008
In today’s economy, innovation – the development and adoption of new products and services, more efficient production process­es, and new business models – is the most important factor driv­ing increases in American standards of living.
September 12, 2008
The three dominant economic policy models – conservative neoclassical, liberal neoclassical and neo-Keynesian economic doctrines–ignore the role of innovation and technology in achieving economic growth.
August 21, 2008
For most people, debating economic doctrines is a pastime best left to the Ph.D. economists working in government, think tanks and universities.
October 23, 2006
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.
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.

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