At some point with the development of a vaccine or an effective treatment, the economy will come back to normal. And when it does, so too will opposition to automation, at a time when we will need productivity more than ever to shrink the now massive debt-to-GDP ratio.
Labor Markets and Skills
December 1, 2016
Confusion about job creation is leading to the serious policy mistake of ignoring stagnant U.S. productivity, writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
November 29, 2016
Fact of the Week: Married Women In America Are 4.1 Percentage Points More Likely Than Single Women To Enter The Workforce When They Have Broadband Service At Home
Greater diffusion of home broadband since the early 2000s has been especially beneficial toward married women seeking to join the labor force, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 18, 2016
Stephen Ezell presented on the impact of digitialization and robotitization at the OECD’s "The Next Production Revolution" conference in Stockholm, Sweden on November 18, 2016.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.
November 15, 2016
While most Americans are empowered by data and technology in many aspects of their lives, U.S. schools are largely failing to use data to transform and improve education.
November 15, 2016
Join ITIF's Center for Data Innovation for a discussion on a forthcoming report examining how the United States can build a data-driven education system, the benefits of a data-driven approach, and how to overcome the considerable challenges these innovations face.
October 19, 2016
In a presentation to European Parliament, Rob Atkinson explained that Europe and the U.S. both invent at the same rate, but the major difference between their tech ecosystems is that the U.S. innovates more and scales faster.
September 2, 2016
College diplomas represent institutional brands, not objective or quantifiable measures of academic achievement, writes Joe Kennedy in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
August 26, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: Doubling Number of Universities Will Grow Country’s GDP By Average of 4%
When a country doubles the number of universities, it leads to an average of 4 percent higher GDP over the long-run, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 19, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: Students Are More Likely to Pursue STEM Degrees in College If They Are Exposed to More Science Subjects During High School
Taking more science classes in secondary school increases the student’s probability of enrolling in a university STEM program by 1.5 percentage points, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.