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.
July 12, 2016
Roving Government “Bandits” Pillaging and Stealing Intellectual Property Need to Be Confronted by “Gunboat” Nations
In Innovation Files, Nigel Cory argues that a new paper by academics Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts presents a new model that better captures the global battle over intellectual property.
July 12, 2016
In Innovation Files, Stephen Ezell provides an overview of localization barriers to trade in the life sciences sector recently enacted by countries around the world.
July 7, 2016
The Obama administration takes a key step in fixing its decision to exempt financial data from the TPP’s otherwise groundbreaking rules to protect cross-border data flows, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
July 6, 2016
On July 1, the global production, trade, and usage of ICT products received a long-awaited boost when the expanded Information Technology Agreement came into force, write Nigel Cory and Stephen Ezell in Innovation Files.
July 1, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: From 2001-12, Increased Internet Use Boosted Countries’ Exports by Almost 2 Percent
Increased Internet use boosted trade for countries’ exports by almost 2 percent between 2001 and 2012, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 6, 2016
Regardless of whether its currency is undervalued, China still employs mercantilist policies to unfairly bolster its manufacturing sector, writes Adams Nager in The International Economy.
June 6, 2016
A high-standard Trade in Services Agreement can update the rules governing services trade for the digital age, and in doing so, provide economy-wide improvements in productivity and innovation.
June 3, 2016
In 2013, worldwide ICT imports totaled $2 trillion. Of that total, 87 percent was accounted for by signatories of the recently revised ITA, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 19, 2016
Stephen Ezell gave a presentation on May 19, 2016 at a CSIA-SIA Workshop on Semiconductor Global Value Chains in Beijing, China explaining why China benefits most by participating in open global value chains for the production and consumption of semiconductor components and end products.
May 12, 2016
Stephen Ezell presented ITIF’s Contributors and Detractors: Ranking Countries’ Contributions to Global Innovation at the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute on Thursday, May 12 and spoke about the report’s implications for Swedish innovation policy.