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.
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March 6, 2017
Among the most controversial uses that President Donald Trump has found for the bully pulpit, at least in the eyes of free-market advocates and believers in Washington’s pro-trade consensus, has been to hector individual companies into keeping jobs in the United States, writes Rob Atkinson in National Review.
February 22, 2017
It’s time to change the narrative that U.S. manufacturing jobs are being lost to robots in a rapid shift to high-tech “factories of the future” that pushes U.S. manufacturing output to an all-time high, write Adams Nager and Rob Atkinson in IndustryWeek.
February 13, 2017
Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing.
January 31, 2017
From his involvement in the deal to keep Carrier from moving some of its jobs to Mexico to the warnings he has issued to other companies that are thinking about moving jobs abroad, President Trump has signaled that he is serious about shoring up U.S. manufacturing, writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
January 31, 2017
The question of what an intelligent U.S. manufacturing strategy should entail is central to the future of the U.S. economy, so getting it right is critical. This paper offers a set of strategic principles.
January 31, 2017
Please join ITIF for a panel of experts to discuss important questions related to America’s manufacturing strategy for the new administration and Congress.
January 9, 2017
Rob Atkinson writes in Forbes that state officials have long understood that the most important factor in state economic health is the wellbeing of their traded sectors—the companies and industries that do business nationally and globally.
January 3, 2017
Adams Nager writes in International Economy that the election of Donald Trump was a body blow to the so-called “Washington trade consensus,” a coherent, if intellectually flawed, set of beliefs which holds that trade always benefits the U.S. economy and that any efforts to restrict it, even in the service of ensuring that our trading partners play by the rules, by definition is detrimental to economic growth.
January 3, 2017
Between 2004 and 2012, employment in Spanish firms that released novel products into the market grew 1.5 percentage points faster than firms not engaged in product innovation, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
December 9, 2016
President-elect Trump promised a new approach to economic policy, and we are already seeing it with his deal to keep Carrier from moving 800 union jobs to Mexico, writes Rob Atkinson in The Hill.