Few policymakers and even fewer pundits or economic analysts understand U.S. competitiveness problems in a way that would lead them to the logical conclusion that a national innovation and competitiveness strategy would count as a viable solution.
October 15, 2019
The use of robotics will increase productivity and has the potential to bring more manufacturing production work back to developed countries. As productivity increases, labor is likely to receive a significant share of the benefits.
October 3, 2019
Stephen Ezell presented to the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) annual conference on how digitalization is transforming modern manufacturing and what policies are needed to support it.
September 18, 2019
Building the Future of Work in the Age of AI: How New Jobs and Technologies Will Transform Manufacturing
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation about how artificial intelligence will impact the future of manufacturing and the manufacturing workforce at the MAPI annual conference in Chicago, Illinois.
September 3, 2019
In an article for Daily Caller's American Renewal, conservatives should embrace an industrial strategy to deliver economic security, national security, and freedom.
August 13, 2019
As Rob Atkinson writes for National Interest, the Trump administration should work toward market-based decoupling that effectively loosens China’s grip on global production.
August 7, 2019
In a presentation to the Iowa Innovation Council on The Future of Digital Manufacturing, Stephen Ezell explained how digitalization is transforming modern manufacturing.
August 6, 2019
A report by ITIF for the MAPI Foundation, a research subsidiary of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI).
July 15, 2019
Fact of the Week: Manufacturing Contributed 14 Percent of U.S. Economic Growth From 1987 to 2016, but it has Been Contracting Since 2007, Such That is now Reducing Growth by 1 Percent
Manufacturing’s smaller role in the U.S. economy is hotly debated, with many blaming automation for its demise. But analysis of a recently expanded BEA and BLS dataset demonstrates both how stark manufacturing’s decline has been and that fears of automation are largely misplaced.
June 3, 2019
Fact of the Week: New Data Shows 30 Percent of the Value of U.S. Imports From Mexican Manufacturers Originates in the U.S.—67 Percent Higher than Previous Estimates
As trade has globalized, it has become increasingly rare for goods to be produced entirely by any single nation. An import to the U.S. is likely to contain value produced in several countries, including in the U.S. itself. This presents a significant challenge to measuring the actual value created by any one nation. But a detailed analysis of Mexican customs data has revealed that U.S. exports to Mexico are disproportionately likely to return to the U.S. rather than stay in Mexico or be sold elsewhere.
December 5, 2018
The U.S. needs to cultivate more and better clusters of small and medium-sized (SME) manufacturing firms in order to compete in a global industry with an increased reliance on smart manufacturing technologies. Join ITIF for a morning conference exploring how digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things are reshaping modern manufacturing and what policymakers can do to help foster high-performance SME manufacturing clusters.