Innovation and Competitiveness

Innovation and Competitiveness

As nations engage in a race for global advantage in innovation, ITIF champions a new policy paradigm that ensures businesses and national economies can compete successfully by spurring public and private investment in foundational areas such as research, skills, and 21st century infrastructure.

Innovation and Competitiveness
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November 12, 2017
Democrats have made “cracking down on corporate monopolies” a key part of their plan for shared prosperity. But much of the case for more vigorous antitrust enforcement falls apart on close inspection.
November 12, 2017
ITIF provides suggestions for FDA on how they can best implement the GMO education outreach mandated by Congress.
November 9, 2017
Fearmongers say robots are coming to destroy our jobs, and the solution is to slow them down with taxes. But that’s wrong on both counts.
November 9, 2017
Republicans are neglecting those aspects of tax reform that are most closely linked to the investment and innovation that promotes growth – including the research and development tax credit.
November 9, 2017
The emergence of hybrid infrastructure—infrastructure that integrates digital technology with physical infrastructure—will be more efficient and sustainable than the concrete roads and bridges of yesteryear. But the new technologies raise the question of whether to prioritize maintaining existing infrastructure or deploying innovative new infrastructure.
November 8, 2017
While the president called for a massive advertising campaign in the style of the “Just Say No” campaign, he did not announce any new funding for those on the frontlines, leaving entities such as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with little room to move.
November 6, 2017
In the real estate, financial services, and airline industries, some players use their market power to unfairly limit third parties accessing certain data, thereby hurting competition, innovation, and consumers.
November 6, 2017
The State New Economy Index uses 25 indicators to measure the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven, and innovation-oriented.
November 1, 2017
Speaking to the Korean Institute for the Promotion of Information and Communications Technologies (IIPT) in Seoul, South Korea, Stephen Ezell explained how digitization is transforming modern manufacturing, and why countries need “Industry 4.0” strategies.
October 31, 2017
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation on “Best Practices to Support Semiconductor Sector Innovation” at the 2017 World Semiconductor Congress in Busan, South Korea on October 31, 2017.

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Competitiveness
Competitiveness: analysis of factors and policies driving national competitiveness, including improving innovation ecosystems and the technical capacity of high-value-added industries.
Economic Theory
Economic Theory: assessing the negative impact of conventional neo-Keynesianism and neoclassical economics on the 21st century economy and promoting “Innovation Economics” as a sounder alternative.
Emerging Technologies
Emerging Technologies: analysis of issues surrounding the development and adoption of transformative new technologies—from drones and advanced robotics to 3D printing and digital currencies.
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property: analysis of how appropriately governed intellectual property protections—including patents, copyright, trademarks, and trade secrets—drive innovation.
Labor Markets and Skills
Labor Markets and Skills: building skills through science, technology, engineering, and math education; use of technology in primary and secondary school; higher education reform; innovations such as massive open online courses; and incumbent worker-training policies.
Manufacturing
Manufacturing: examining current trends and encouraging continued innovation in the manufacturing sector through increased public and private investment.
Productivity
Productivity: analyzing past, present, and future trends in productivity, and advancing policies to drive robust productivity growth, including through tech-based automation.
R&D and Innovation
R&D and Innovation: promoting public and private investment in research and development through public funding for research at national laboratories and universities, tax incentives to encourage business R&D, and policies to spur technology transfer from lab to market.
State and Local
State and Local: assessing state and local technology and innovation policies, and benchmarking progress in the broader transition to the new economy.
Taxes, Budget, and Regulation
Taxes, Budget, and Regulation: how taxes, budgets, and regulation can boost investment, competitiveness, and economic growth.