John Wu

John Wu
Economic Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Email: 
jwu@itif.org
Phone: 
202-524-4393

John Wu is an economic analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. His research interests include green technologies, labor economics, and time use.

He graduated from the College of Wooster with a bachelor of arts in economics and sociology, with a minor in environmental studies. 

Recent Publications

December 15, 2017

ITIF’s recent report found that tech-based startups make up a relatively modest 2 to 3 percent of all businesses and employ just 0.75 to 1.25 percent of the workforce.

December 11, 2017

For the average state, tech-based economic development programs provide an additional 1,300 tech-based jobs a year, while an additional year’s commitment to the SBIR provides 2,000 more jobs, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

December 4, 2017

For the U.S. government to restore National Institutes of Health funding to a level comparable to 2003, it would have had to allocate an additional $11.6 billion dollars last year, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

November 28, 2017

The number of technology-based start-ups surged 47 percent in the last decade. These firms still account for a relatively small share of all businesses, but they have an outsized impact on economic growth, because they provide better-paying, longer-lasting jobs than other start-ups, and they contribute more to innovation, productivity, and competitiveness.

November 27, 2017

$700 billion in U.S. GDP growth from 2010 to 2016 can be attributed to capital investments in IT, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

November 20, 2017

European product innovators—firms that release new goods and services into the market—increased their employment by 8.5 percent during recessions (versus 12 percent during booms), writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

November 13, 2017

A 10 percent reduction in travel times along British road networks increased the number of new firms and jobs surrounding these new networks by 3 to 4 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

November 6, 2017

The average technology-based Italian businesses located in a science park cluster produced 5 additional patents when compared to a similar business not located in a science park, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

November 6, 2017

The State New Economy Index uses 25 indicators to measure the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven, and innovation-oriented.

October 30, 2017

After Japan opened a high-speed railway line between Tokyo and Nagano in 1997, patenting by businesses along the line increased 5 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

October 23, 2017

While private investment in ICT per Canadian worker has been lower than U.S. levels since the 1980s, it has dropped to new lows in recent years, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

October 16, 2017

Adding 10 more bank branches per 100,000 adults in developing economies increases the probability that businesses will invest in R&D by 7.6 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

Recent Events and Presentations

November 28, 2017

Technology-based startups are key drivers of America’s economic growth because they make outsized contributions to employment, innovation, and productivity. Unfortunately, policymakers tend to focus indiscriminately on helping small business startups without specifically targeting technology-based startups that have high growth potential. How can policymakers support the formation and success of new technology firms at the national and local level?