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 22, 2012
The U.S. economy does compete with other nations for high value-added production and losing the race means a stagnant economy.
October 20, 2012
In a chapter for the new book Practicing Sustainability, Rob Atkinson wrote about sustainability from an innovation economics perspective.
October 12, 2012
If we are going to get the policy framework right, Washington needs to stop thinking that conventional economists are the only ones qualified to shape economic policy.
October 5, 2012
"Innovation Economics" presentation at the New America Foundation.
September 26, 2012
Amidst the global financial crisis, a unique opportunity to usher in an era of Innovation Economics has emerged.
September 19, 2012
Turning the economy around requires America winning the race for global innovation advantage.
September 13, 2012
Rob Atkinson and Stephen Ezell present the findings and conclusions from their new book on a panel moderate by David Leonhardt.
September 5, 2012
As the 2012 presidential campaign moves in the final stage, ITIF is presenting general principles and specific recommendations across several policy areas.
September 3, 2012
This book delivers a critical wake-up call: a fierce global race for innovation advantage is under way, and while other nations are making support for technology and innovation a central tenet of their economic strategies and policies, America lacks a robust innovation policy.
August 29, 2012
A critique of "Innovation Economics" misses several key points.