Caleb Foote

Caleb Foote
Research Assistant
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Caleb Foote is a research assistant at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Prior to joining ITIF, Caleb graduated from Brown University with a concentration in Economics. He previously interned for TechHelp and serves as a trustee of the American Parliamentary Debate Association.

Recent Publications

September 21, 2020

The study finds that for technologies that China has identified as strategic, a patent application’s risk of rejection rises from 16.6 to 25.6 percent if it is foreign, an increase of 54 percent.

September 14, 2020

Cross-border data flows represent a critical component of the increasingly digital global economy. A new study of Japanese firms estimates the influence these flows have had, finding that firms which transmit data internationally increase their productivity by 6.1 percent, on average.

August 31, 2020

Chinese students averaged 164.7, a score surpassed by only about 4 percent of U.S. test-takers.

August 24, 2020

Analysis of a survey of Swedish firms found that 65 percent of firms that conduct in-house software development had recently introduced a new product or service, compared to 46 percent for firms that contract out software development and 32 percent for firms that do no software development.

August 17, 2020

The Canadian government undertook a project to estimate the value of the nation’s data, finding that in 2018 the total stock of data was worth between $118 billion and $164 billion.

August 10, 2020

A new study finds that prior to the war, patenting in counties that received large amounts of OSRD funding had been in line with other counties, but then they diverged significantly, increasing patenting by 30 percent in 1970 relative to other counties.

August 3, 2020

Many say the decline in new business formation over the past 30 years has been caused by increased monopoly. But there is no statistical relationship between start-up creation and change in concentration by industry; high-growth start-up activity is healthy.

August 3, 2020

A new study examining the poverty and rates of entrepreneurship in every Metropolitan Statistical Area in the U.S. from 2005 to 2015 finds that a 10% increase in an area's entrepreneurship in traded industries reduces its poverty rate by an average of 2.2%.

July 27, 2020

For every percentage point increase in the rate of technological change within a county, that county's workers are 0.24% more likely to say that they use their strengths at work.

July 13, 2020

A major study from 2016 that found that Chinese imports increased European patent growth up to 30 percent between 1996-2005 had major coding flaws. The correct data show negative & insignificant changes due to Chinese competition.

July 6, 2020

A new study examines the number of researchers in the public and private sectors between 1981 and 2017 across 20 OECD countries, finding that a doubling of private researchers increases productivity growth by 4.3 to 7.2 percent, while doubling public researchers increases productivity growth by 6.1 to 20.6 percent.

June 29, 2020

A substantial portion of patents (28.2 percent in 2017) rely on government-funded research.