Scott M. Andes
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recent Events and Presentations
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.