Countries that value an open, competitive digital economy should use surveys to improve quantitative analysis of cross-border data flows, because policymakers can’t effectively manage and address barriers to digital trade unless they can measure it.
October 7, 2016
Foreign direct investment directly supports 6.1 million jobs which in turn support 2.4 million more jobs indirectly—for a combined total of 8.5 million American jobs, or just above 7 percent of private sector employment, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 30, 2016
Fact of the Week: Global Trade Liberalization in 1990s Increased Patent Filings by 3 Percentage Points
By eliminating price-distorting tariffs, countries give their business and citizens access to more diverse goods at lower prices, and thereby increase the stock of knowledge available to innovators everywhere, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 26, 2016
At stake in the debate over the TPP is the very future of globalization: Will robust economic integration and trade liberalization continue, or will opponents halt or reverse it?
September 23, 2016
Join ITIF for a discussion of the politics of trade and restoring faith in globalization.
September 22, 2016
Localization Barriers to Trade: Why Demanding Too High a Price for Market Access Threatens Global Innovation
Join ITIF for a discussion on the spread of localization barriers to trade, how they fail to achieve their intended results for the nations using them, and how policymakers can respond to this growing threat to the global innovation economy.
September 12, 2016
True free trade is still optimal, but its advocates are stuck in the 20th century, writes Rob Atkinson in National Review.
August 12, 2016
Counterfeit goods accounted for 2.5 percent of global trade in 2013, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
July 27, 2016
The proposed law applies onerous licensing and permitting rules on ICT products with cryptographic capabilities, writes Stephen Ezell in Innovation Files.
July 14, 2016
Digital Trade on the Hill: Hearing on Expanding U.S. Digital Trade and Eliminating Digital Trade Barriers
In Innovation Files, Nigel Cory reports on the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade's hearing on digital trade, where ITIF Founder and President Robert Atkinson testified.
July 13, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement represents the best opportunity to establish high-standard rules that will permit digital trade—the lifeblood of the modern global economy—to flourish to the maximum extent possible.