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

January 18, 2022

Thanks to ICT innovations and new management practices, service-sector firms can more easily scale by establishing multiple businesses in different locations.

January 14, 2022

In the 127 industries for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics has data on prices available to cross-reference with Census data on concentration, the correlation is 0.0096. On the other hand, data is becoming passe these days. So, as long as you *feel* concentration is causing inflation, feel free to believe it, too.

January 10, 2022

This 28-fold increase from 2012 to 2020 was driven primarily by investment growth in the United States and China.

January 3, 2022

Employment increased slightly due to increased participation. Meanwhile, program officials’ wealth dropped by around 10 percent, indicating that India’s IT expansion was effective in reducing corruption from administrators stealing funds.

December 20, 2021

University researchers compiled qualitative data from interviews with 21 nursing home administrators and clinicians across 16 facilities and found that care providers reported a number of improved outcomes.

December 13, 2021

If policymakers want to continue supporting innovation and the public benefits that innovation brings, then tax rates should be set with the interests of both public revenue and scientific progress in mind.

December 6, 2021

Widely adopted intangibles help lower firms’ marginal costs, which helps consolidated firms pass along lower final costs to consumers.

November 29, 2021

Given the scale of value incurred due to innovation investment, policymakers should prioritize increasing government R&D expenditures and improving private incentives for innovation investment.

November 22, 2021

Low-productivity firms that may find themselves lagging in today’s economy have the opportunity to catch up to frontier firms by increasing their investments in software to build a digital presence for consumers and to digitally streamline workplace operations.

November 15, 2021

When innovation mercantilists such as China implement distortionary subsidies to inflate their volume of publications, they become less likely to carry breakthrough research essential to innovation.

November 8, 2021

Based on China’s economic characteristics, it should have seen about 212,200 resident patents in 2018, not 1.4 million.

November 1, 2021

If high-speed mobile broadband drives productivity in normal years, then the economic benefits of increasing speeds should be even more pronounced in today’s labor market where so many jobs and services have transitioned to some level of remote work.

Recent Events and Presentations

December 2, 2021

The Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA) represents a network of more than 40 world-leading think tanks dedicated to advancing a positive view of trade, globalization, and innovation