While economic policy should do more to reduce income inequality and Congress should seriously consider world-class worker training and adjustment assistance programs, our nation is doomed to second-class status if we cannot support all forms of productivity, including worker-replacing automation.
December 1, 2016
Confusion about job creation is leading to the serious policy mistake of ignoring stagnant U.S. productivity, writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
November 22, 2016
If Democrats want to win more Trump voters in the future, they will need to jettison “middle-out” economics and replace it with “growth economics," writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
November 18, 2016
Stephen Ezell presented on the impact of digitialization and robotitization at the OECD’s "The Next Production Revolution" conference in Stockholm, Sweden on November 18, 2016.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.
November 2, 2016
Fact of the Week: From 1997-2001, 45% of Norway’s Manufacturing Growth Came From More-Productive Firms Gaining Market Share From Less-Productive Ones
From 1997 to 2001, about 45 percent of Norwegian non-oil manufacturing growth can be explained by reallocation effects--when more-productive firms progressively gain larger shares of the market at the expense of less-productive ones, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 17, 2016
Too little, not too much, technology may be responsible for slow median wage growth that frustrates voters this election, writes Adams Nager in Innovation Files.
September 16, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: IT Adoption Boosted U.S. Productivity Growth by 1.4 Percentage Points Per Year From 2004 to 2014
From 2004 to 2014, IT investment and adoption contributed 1.4 percentage points annually to U.S. productivity growth, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
July 27, 2016
DNC Policy Forum: How the Next Administration Can Foster Innovation, Boost Productivity, and Increase U.S. Competitiveness
Join ITIF for a panel discussion at the Democratic National Convention featuring business leaders and Members of Congress to explore ways the 45th president and 115th Congress can work together to shape policies to foster innovation, boost productivity, and make the United States more competitive in the global economy.
July 22, 2016
State and local governments can use IT-driven strategies to boost their productivity, says Alan McQuinn in StateTech Magazine.
July 21, 2016
The next president should make faster productivity growth the principal goal of economic policy, Rob Atkinson writes in the Christian Science Monitor.