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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June 9, 2014
ITIF’s annual review of books covering technology and innovation issues.
May 15, 2014
Jeremy Rifkin’s "The Zero Marginal Cost Society" is the latest entry in the misguided and factually inaccurate area of “techno-utopianism.”
April 28, 2014
Rob Atkinson contributed an essay, "Driving Innovation and Productivity" to the UK's Policy Network's "Making Progressive Politics Work."
March 9, 2014
Stephen Ezell presented at the Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Silicon Valley: Best Practices and Emerging Trends Conference.
February 28, 2014
Robert Gordon’s growth predictions continue to miss the point about technological change.
January 10, 2014
Venture capitalist and economist Dr. William Janeway argued this week at ITIF that we need to rebuild our public support of innovation.
January 8, 2014
ITIF will host a rousing discussion with William Janeway on how best to utilize innovation for economic and social good.
November 26, 2013
The benefits of economic growth are widely shared but not as widely as they could be, says a new paper.
November 22, 2013
The main economic theories in the budget debate don’t diagnose the problem correctly and prescribe the wrong solutions.
November 1, 2013
Demand innovation: raise productivity by allowing a wave of new technologies to disrupt existing service industries.