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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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.
October 21, 2013
Benjamin Freidman’s Neo-Luddite assessment of technology and jobs is a reminder why we should not let economists make policy.
October 21, 2013
We need an “innovation economics” approach to the budget that spurs growth through increased investments, lower corp. taxes and more work.
October 16, 2013
Representatives from Nordic nations will share their experience of crafting innovation policy and building globally competitive, 21st-century innovation economies.
September 27, 2013
The Commerce Department should proactively search for more opportunities to unlock the potential of data-driven innovation.
September 11, 2013
Panelists will examine the policy reforms necessary to transform the U.S. engineering system to better meet the needs of the global technology economy.
August 23, 2013
Robert Atkinson presented to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners on Innovation-Based Economic Development.
August 19, 2013
ITIF explains the difference between competitiveness, innovation and productivity in this policy memo.
August 2, 2013
Innovative ideas and systems improvements can make a real difference for charity.

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