The U.S. economy has been in a productivity depression for more than a decade, suffering from a historically unprecedented slowdown in labor productivity growth. The issue is finally getting attention, at least among some scholars and think tanks. One widely offered explanation for the slowdown is the shift to services, which has historically seen slower productivity growth than manufacturing.
July 12, 2021
The U.S. economy has been in a productivity depression for more than a decade, suffering from a historically unprecedented slowdown in labor productivity growth.
June 16, 2021
ITIF hosted an in-depth discussion with members of the Biden Administration about the report, implications for policy, and potential next steps.
April 12, 2021
As America seeks to counter a rising China, no nation is more important than India, with its vast size, abundance of highly skilled technical professionals, and strong political and cultural ties with the United States. But the parallels between America’s dependency on China for manufacturing and its dependency on India for IT services are striking.
April 6, 2021
Accurate statistics are critical for understanding the economy and making policy, as well as structural economic changes and economic performance.
November 20, 2020
ITIF Senior Policy Analyst Colin Cunliff spoke on a an expert panel discussing underappreciated opportunities for bringing clean manufacturing innovation to greater prominence with the goal of shaping the climate and manufacturing policy agenda.
November 17, 2020
Manufacturing Workforce Development and Strengthening Manufacturing Supply Chains: What Can States Do?
ITIF hosted a two-part forum on innovative state-level manufacturing policies.
November 7, 2020
The president-elect’s overall approach to technology and innovation policy appears to be formulated to engage the government as an active partner alongside industry in spurring innovation—but also as a tougher regulator of many tech industries and technologies.
October 5, 2020
Fact of the Week: High Levels of Economic Informality Hurts Manufacturing Growth in Developing Nations
A study of manufacturing in India finds that the informal segment is harmful to the growth in productivity of the manufacturing sector, because workers move on average from more productive formal employment to less productive informal employment.
September 24, 2020
There is both excitement and trepidation about the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and its ability to power growth around the world—and one critical question is how its impacts may differ in developed and developing economies.
September 15, 2020
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation about the federal policies needed to turbocharge America’s biomanufacturing renaissance at the AURP BioHealth Caucus Conference on September 15, 2020.