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Scott M. Andes

Scott M. Andes

Senior Policy Analyst and Associate Fellow

Centennial Scholar Initiative, Brookings Institution

Scott Andes is a senior policy analyst and associate fellow with the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking, a part of the Centennial Scholar Initiative at the Brookings Institution. His work focuses on innovation strategies for cities, advanced manufacturing, and science and technology policy.

Prior to joining Brookings, he was a research analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation where he authored and co-authored reports on innovation and domestic economic policy. He was also Special Assistant to Senator Chuck Schumer at the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee and has worked on a number of state and national political campaigns. Andes received his B.A. in Government from the London School of Economics and a master’s in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Recent Publications

December 7, 2016

Localizing the Economic Impact of Research and Development: Policy Proposals for the Trump Administration and Congress

ITIF and Brookings collaborate to suggest 50 policy proposals that the Trump administration and Congress can undertake to bolster tech transfer, commercialization, and innovation.

September 10, 2014

Going Local: Connecting the National Labs to their Regions for Innovation and Growth

Policy should be reformed to better integrate the national labs with regional economies.

March 19, 2013

A Policymaker’s Guide to Internet Tax

This report assesses the different congressional proposals on internet tax and provides recommendations on the tax challenges we face.

July 29, 2012

Why California’s GMO Labeling Proposition Should be Defeated

What could possibly be the downside to a small label that presumably enables greater consumer decision making?

May 17, 2012

Leadership in Decline: Assessing U.S. International Competitiveness in Biomedical Research

Documents the role public investment plays in underpinning a nation’s competitiveness in the life sciences and competition for global life sciences leadership. NIH Director Francis S. Collins endorses this report in a recent New York Times interview.

March 19, 2012

Worse Than the Great Depression: What the Experts Are Missing About American Manufacturing Decline

Report debunks myths about productivity gains, restructuring, and a manufacturing renaissance and explains what is needed for a real recovery in this essential sector.

December 5, 2011

Innovation, Trade, and Technology Policies in Asia-Pacific Economies: A Scorecard

A scorecard ranking APEC economies on their innovation-based policies to spur competitiveness and growth.

October 4, 2011

Patent Boxes: Innovation in Tax Policy and Tax Policy for Innovation

To grow and attract innovation-based businesses, countries need tax policies that promote both research and commercialization.

July 19, 2011

The Atlantic Century 2011: Benchmarking U.S. and EU Innovation and Competitiveness

The Atlantic Century II updates ITIF’s 2009 report on the United States’ innovation-based competitiveness compared with a diverse group of countries.

March 22, 2011

When a Fish is More Than a Fish

Biotechnology has the potential to drastically reduce food prices. But opponents rely on ideology, not science, to restrict agriculture innovation.

March 22, 2011

Agriculture Innovation: When a Fish is More Than Just a Fish

Rejecting a better fish actually could require quite a large sacrifice—and it just won’t be New York Times journalists who are asked to do the sacrificing.

March 10, 2011

One from Column A, B, and C: Finding a New Bipartisan Consensus on U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation Policy

Competitiveness can no longer be seen as a partisan issue. Both Democrats and Republicans contribute useful recommendations.

More publications by Scott M. Andes

Recent Events and Presentations

January 11, 2017

Getting More Bang for America’s R&D Buck: 50 Ways the Administration and Congress Can Improve Tech Transfer, Commercialization, and Innovation

Join ITIF and Brookings to discuss how the incoming administration and Congress can bolster technology transfer and commercialization policies to ensure that federal R&D investments yield stronger commercial results, in large part by better coordinating with regional economies.

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