Randolph Court is ITIF’s chief communications officer and managing editor. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in public policy, corporate communications, and journalism, he joined ITIF in January 2015 to oversee production and dissemination of its groundbreaking research reports and to extend ITIF’s influence as the go-to resource for expert policy analysis on the new innovation economy.
Before joining ITIF, Court directed communications for the software industry’s global trade association, BSA | The Software Alliance. Earlier, as a vice president in the Washington, DC, office of the global PR agency MS&L, he managed thought-leadership, advocacy, and issue-management campaigns for leading corporations, associations, and philanthropies.
For nearly a decade prior, at the influential Democratic Leadership Council and its affiliated think tank, the Progressive Policy Institute, Court developed and advocated for policy proposals on issues ranging from technology innovation to energy, the environment, foreign affairs, and health care.
Before coming to Washington, Court was a business and technology reporter for Wired News in San Francisco, CA—his first stop after earning a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley in 1997.
Trumpism and the New Economy
The political divide between red states and blue states mirrors an equally striking divide in how well adapted states are to the rigors of the technology and innovation-driven new economy. But as Randolph Court and Rob Atkinson write in the Washington Monthly, a new ITIF study also shows that every part of the country has an unreturnable stake in the continued progress of technological innovation.
Liberals and the Science of GMOs
Randolph Court asks in Washington Monthly, if conservatives are wrong to be skeptics of climate science, why won’t liberals accept the science around the safety of GMOs?
The 1999 State New Economy Index
The inaugural State New Economy Index uses 17 indicators to measure the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven, and innovation-oriented.