A careful review of the scholarly literature and industry cases suggests that the effect of Chinese economic growth and trade expansion, fueled by a corrosive set of “innovation mercantilist” policies and practices has been negative for innovation in most developed nations, including North America, Europe and Japan.
May 2, 2011
Adam Segal and Rob Atkinson debate the threat of China's innovation policies.
March 23, 2011
While developed countries and global institutions provide China billions in foreign aid, China refuses to open its markets to foreign clean energy products.
January 19, 2011
ITIF Research Fellow Scott Andes reports from Ghana on how China's intellectual property theft hurts the poor.
December 21, 2010
The Winter 2010 issue of the Austrian Embassy's "Bridges" magazine features a summary of ITIF's recent survey of innovation policies employed by countries around the world.
November 22, 2010
ITIF presents the report “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (and the Self destructive) of Innovation Policy: A Policy Maker’s Guide to Crafting Effective Innovation Policy.”
November 17, 2010
The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission issued its 2010 Annual Report, a scathing indictment of China’s mercantilist economic growth strategy.
October 26, 2010
Too many countries are bending and breaking the rules, playing zero sum games, and thinking only about short term gains for themselves.
October 7, 2010
Not all innovation policies are created equal. In a ground-breaking report, ITIF surveys how countries’ innovation policies affect them individually and the global economy as a whole and recommends ways for healthy competition that benefits all.
July 8, 2010
Global innovation has the potential to let all countries grow their economies but only if nations eliminate harmful mercantilist policies.
June 22, 2010
Statement by Rob Atkinson before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation subcommittee on Competition, Innovation and Export Promotion.