Luke Dascoli

Luke Dascoli
Economic & Technology Policy Research Assistant
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Luke Dascoli is an Economic & Technology Policy Research Assistant at ITIF. He was previously a Research Assistant in the MDI Scholars Program at the McCourt School of Public Policy's Massive Data Institute. He holds a B.A. in Political Economy from Georgetown University. 

Recent Publications

September 27, 2021

As industries become more concentrated, they maintain greater ability to secure returns to the scientific research they produce, while avoiding the disincentive to R&D created by many free-riding competitors.

September 20, 2021

This spike in both volume and share of AI-related R&D from government agencies illustrates a long-term commitment of countries like the United States to direct public investment toward AI innovation.

September 16, 2021

Expanding the 25-year-old trade agreement that eliminates tariffs on ICT goods would spur broad-based growth for countries that sign on, because lowering prices increases ICT adoption, which spurs productivity and innovation throughout the economy.

September 13, 2021

The prevailing narrative is that Americans work in an economy of growing job insecurity, and that new technologies like artificial intelligence have only made matters worse. In fact, jobs are more secure now than at any time since the mid-1990s.

September 13, 2021

When firms invest outward into foreign countries, they are deepening global value chains and growing markets overseas. This growth translates into increased sales and performance for the investing firms, which can expect a positive impact on their domestic activities.

September 7, 2021

This role retains significant discretion, and when it is performed effectively it supports the development of essential innovations in computers, robotics, the Internet, and other fields.

August 16, 2021

This growth comes with real-world improvements to patient outcomes. The decade from 2010 through 2019 saw a 60 percent increase in new drug approvals compared to the previous decade.

August 9, 2021

Recessions typically have a selective impact on firm redevelopment, with high-productivity businesses withstanding downturns better and consequently capturing larger shares of workers.

August 2, 2021

If policymakers fail to prioritize investments into STEM-oriented human capital alongside investments in ICT, then productivity growth will stagnate and countries won’t receive the full economic benefits that ICT has to offer.

July 26, 2021

While there are more advancements to be made, Kenya’s long-term innovation policies for improved digital access prove that digitalization is a force for sustainable economic growth among developing nations.

July 19, 2021

Data-localization policies are spreading rapidly around the world. This measurably reduces trade, slows productivity, and increases prices for affected industries. Like-minded nations must work together to stem the tide and build an open, rules-based, and innovative digital economy.