What should the fifth U.S. economic recovery package look like? Rob Atkinson's op-ed in American Compass explains that it must address both the short-term and long-term health of the economy.
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
Fact of the Week: ICT-Intensive Firms in Europe Suffered No Productivity Slowdown During the Great Recession While Their Counterparts That Invested Less in ICT Saw Decreases up to 9.5 Percent
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
Why Foreign Competition, Not Productivity, Is More to Blame for Job Losses in U.S. Manufacturing: A Primer for Policymakers
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.
December 13, 2017
What does the rise of artificial intelligence and robotics portend for human workers? Rob Atkinson argues “these technologies are no different than past technology waves,” and he bets U.S. unemployment will remain below 8 percent in the year 2035. Calum Chace disagrees.
November 27, 2017
$700 billion in U.S. GDP growth from 2010 to 2016 can be attributed to capital investments in IT, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.