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.
December 2, 2009
Creating Jobs Through Exports and Innovation: 9 Steps Congress Can Take to Foster Sustainable Job Creation
There is renewed interest in a job creation agenda. But many of the proposals put forth to date overlook the importance of exports and innovation.
November 11, 2009
Contrary to much of the narrative within Fareed Zakaria’s book The Post-American World, the United States is losing ground in terms of international competition and innovation.
September 25, 2009
Countries should adopt innovation-based, domestic-growth strategies instead of relying on mercantilist, export-lead economic policies.
September 15, 2009
ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell’s article examines how the United States has lost its lead in developing innovation policies.
February 25, 2009
The 2009 report finds that while the U.S. still leads the EU in innovation-based competitiveness, it ranks sixth overall and last in progress over the last decade.
February 25, 2009
In this event, ITIF will release a report that uses 16 indicators to assess the global innovation-based competitiveness of 36 countries and 4 regions. Thr report finds that while the U.S. still leads the EU in innovation-based competitiveness, it ranks sixth overall. Moreover, the U.S. ranks last in progress toward the new knowledge-based innovation economy over the last decade.
January 30, 2009
Under current tax law, U.S. companies can defer the U.S. tax on the profits earned by their foreign-based subsidiaries until they transfer those profits back to the parent company here in the United States. In their new report, Robert Shapiro and Aparna Mathur analyze the impact of temporarily reducing the U.S. tax on repatriated profits on U.S. jobs, capital investment, and the financial squeeze.
January 13, 2009
Please join us on January 13, 2009 for a breakfast forum on Globalization and Technology Standards as four internationally recognized experts in the field provide an overview of the global framework for standardization, and the respective roles of the government and private sector in the United States in setting direction for the U.S. standards system and its interface with the global system.
September 10, 2008
ITIF will host a forum discussing U.S. competitiveness in science and technology, and release a report responding to RAND’s U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology report.
May 22, 2008
Testimony Before the Senate Finance Committee on Combating Unfair Trade Practices in the Innovation Economy
The growing array of mercantilist trade policies that nations have enacted to unfairly disadvantage foreign – including U.S. – technology products.