To support digital trade, countries must eliminate regulatory barriers—big and small, new and old, obvious and hidden—that prevent firms from using technology and the Internet to achieve critical economies of scale. Electronic invoices are a great example.
November 29, 2018
In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Rob Atkinson outlines the bottom-line conditions President Trump should demand from China for ending U.S.-imposed tariffs.
November 26, 2018
Without a single, integrated market for digital goods and services, Latin American businesses will have difficulty gaining the scale to succeed in the digital economy. Policymakers should embrace openness, innovation, and competition throughout the region.
October 9, 2018
In a book review for the New York Journal of Books, Rob Atkinson points to where “AI-Superpowers” offers informative analysis about the state of artificial intelligence and where it wrongly fans the fears of technology.
September 26, 2018
Testimony Before House Oversight IT Subcommittee on Ensuring America Remains the World Leader in Technology and Innovation
In testimony before the House Oversight Subcommittee on Information Technology, Rob Atkinson stated that there are steps Congress should take to help roll back Chinese innovation mercantilism and ensure the United States remains the world leader in technology and innovation.
September 17, 2018
In an article for American Interest with Admiral Dennis Blair, Rob Atkinson argues that it’s time for America to rise to the challenge of "Made in China 2025" by developing its own comprehensive plan to maintain competitive advantage advanced technology industries.
September 4, 2018
The practical effect of tariffs on key components used in cloud computing would be to advantage foreign technology competitors, thereby threatening U.S. leadership in both the adoption and provision of cloud computing services, and stunting U.S. growth.
August 20, 2018
Duty-free access to U.S. markets represents a major benefit for many trading partners that clearly do not provide fair and reasonable market access or treatment of U.S. firms and their goods and services.
August 7, 2018
Policymakers are free to question U.S. foreign policy towards China, but they do U.S. interests no favors by attacking U.S. companies that merely follow the course charted out by their own trade policies writes Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.
July 13, 2018
The bottom line analysis of China’s recent statement is that part of this trade war, which China launched two decades ago, will be won or lost in the court of global opinion. The media, policymakers and citizens around the world should not fall for the Chinese spin that it is the victim writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.
July 12, 2018
U.S.-China economic tensions are escalating, raising serious questions. What are the prospects of these tit-for-tat tariff measures escalating into a full-blown trade war?