Economic Theory

Many say the decline in new business formation over the past 30 years has been caused by increased monopoly. But there is no statistical relationship between start-up creation and change in concentration by industry; high-growth start-up activity is healthy.
Economic Theory
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October 9, 2015
In a new book, Stephen Ezell and two co-authors develop a compelling new model of the innovation process in service firms, called the Service Innovation Triangle.
July 13, 2015
Rob Atkinson presented before the American Institute for Economic Research on what macroeconomists need to understand about technology and evolutionary economics.
May 13, 2015
Why Democrats (and Republicans) need a growth strategy that boosts enterprise demand for productive investments in research and development, skilled workers, and new machinery, equipment, and software.
May 13, 2015
Please join ITIF for a discussion of the limits of the “middle out” strategy and the kind of innovation-led growth agenda we need for all Americans to prosper.
January 28, 2015
Evolutionary economic theory can greatly improve economic and public policy.
January 26, 2015
This report describes and postulates the three competing economic doctrines that shape trade policy debates.
January 20, 2015
The current frameworks measuring knowledge-based capital still need significant work before being a useful macro indicator.
October 2, 2014
Rob Atkinson will present the findings from a new report that analyzes the three main sources of U.S. economic evolutionary change.
October 2, 2014
Conventional economics provides an increasingly poor guide for economic policy and should be replaced by an evolutionary economics framework.
September 23, 2014
The U.S. economy is a constantly evolving, complex ecosystem.

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