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.
October 23, 2017
Fact of the Week: The Gap in ICT Investment Between the United States and Canada Widened by 12 Percentage Points From 2008 to 2014
While private investment in ICT per Canadian worker has been lower than U.S. levels since the 1980s, it has dropped to new lows in recent years, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 28, 2017
India's transport minister Nitin Gadkari recently announced his opposition to driverless vehicles in the country, saying he would "not allow any technology that takes away jobs." This kind of rhetoric may make for good politics, but it's terrible economics and awful for the future of Indian workers who need the country to continually modernize.
September 19, 2017
Rob Atkinson spoke about opportunities and challenges associated with artificial intelligence on March 23, 2017 at a conference hosted in Brussels by Bruegel, a European economic think tank specializing in economics.
September 5, 2017
When China implemented an investment tax credit, businesses increased investment by 8.8 percent and productivity by 3.7 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 28, 2017
Fact of the Week: For Every 10 Percent Increase in R&D Investment per Employee, Irish Firm Productivity Increases by 12 Percent
Among Irish firms, a 10 percent increase in R&D investment per employee raised productivity by 12 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 21, 2017
Fact of the Week: Vietnamese Manufacturers That Earn Internationally Recognized Accreditations for Proven Managerial Practices are 69 Percent More Productive
An analysis of Vietnamese manufacturing firms found those that adopted internationally recognized best practices for management were 69 percent more productive than firms without such certifications, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 7, 2017
Fact of the Week: Foreign-owned Manufacturing Firms in Spain Were 15 Percent More Productive from 1998 to 2012 than Locally Owned Firms
Foreign-owned Spanish manufacturing firms were 15 percent more productive from 1998 to 2012 than locally-owned firms, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
August 7, 2017
In recent years, it has become almost an article of faith that the world’s economies are facing a tsunami of job destruction from new technologies, including artificial intelligence and robotics.
July 8, 2017
It’s Simple: To Compete in the Global Economy, Solve Fiscal Problems, and Raise Living Standards, We Need More Productivity
Speaking at Les Rencontres Economiques d’Aix-en-Provence, Rob Atkinson argued we need to accelerate productivity growth to raise standards of living.
June 19, 2017
Fact of the Week: The Much-Publicized Gap Between Productivity Growth and Wage Growth Shrinks in Nearly Nine Out of 10 Industries When it is Calculated Correctly
The productivity-compensation gap all but disappears when using the correct output deflators to adjust workers' wages, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.