Productivity

New technologies are poised to automate everything from infrastructure to traditionally human jobs. Some may fear a coming robot takeover, but as Daniel Castro writes for Government Technology, the real problem is that automation isn't happening fast enough.
Productivity
Check a box to narrow search for individual content items that cover numerous issues.
August 20, 2018
Emerging technologies promise to bring about a new production revolution that will increase welfare throughout society, but it is expected to have the largest impact on low-productivity jobs. This could increase the proportion of high-paying and high-productivity jobs, but it also threatens a larger disruption to society, as lower-skill workers have more difficulties changing industries.
August 6, 2018
Protectionists routinely attempt to justify tariffs on the notion that domestic firms need to become more efficient before facing competition from outside markets. But new research on Indian firms helps put the lie to this claim, finding that exposure to international competition actually increases their productivity.
June 11, 2018
Boosting transatlantic cooperation on ICT policy would allow Canada, the EU, and the United States to address global ICT challenges and support their domestic economies by raising productivity.
June 8, 2018
Rob Atkinson presented on the next production revolution and its impact on employment at the "Summit on the Credentialing Economy" hosted by Connecting Credentials and Saylor Academy. The summit explored the evolving world of credentialing, including the value of credentials in seeking employment; technology tools to create and distribute credentials and emerging models and frameworks to ensure quality.
May 24, 2018
Rob Atkinson presented on the challenges and opportunities in driving Korean innovation for the the Next Production Revolution to an international conference focused on Korea’s growth as an innovative and inclusive nation on May 24th in Seoul, South Korea.
April 25, 2018
A series of essays from more than 50 policy experts around the world sheds light on the power of technology and the future of work across Europe and beyond.
April 12, 2018
Europe’s economic challenge is multifaceted, but as ITIF President Rob Atkinson writes for The Telegraph, one simple step all European governments can take to improve economic performance would be to stop favoring small firms.
April 2, 2018
ICT-intensive firms in Europe suffered no productivity slowdown during the Great Recession while their counterparts that invested less in ICT did, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 5, 2018
No one has done more to shape the narrative about income inequality in America than economist Thomas Piketty. But he and his colleagues have been making questionable methodological choices that maximize the jarring effect of their findings.
February 26, 2018
ITIF has conducted in-depth analyses showing that while superior productivity growth did contribute to U.S. manufacturing job losses, the bigger factor was unfair foreign trade practices and the U.S. manufacturing sector’s lack of competitiveness.

Pages