The United States used to dominate the world in R&D investment, with its federal funding alone exceeding the rest of the world’s public and private spending combined. But no more. Today, the U.S. government accounts for less than 10 percent of the global R&D pie. Rob Atkinson explained whither and why at the Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy.
Presentations: Robert D. Atkinson
October 11, 2017
September 27, 2017
Speaking in São Paulo, Brazil, to an audience of Senate, Chamber of Deputies, and Court technical staff, Rob Atkinson outlined the keys to digital trade success and explained that a growing number of companies in various industries are relying on cross border data flows.
September 25, 2017
In a presentation hosted by the FHC Foundation in São Paulo, Brazil, Rob Atkinson provided an overview of the history of technological disruption and the effects of technology-driven change in a variety of occupations.
August 7, 2017
Speaking at the NCSL 2017 Legislative Summit in Boston, Rob Atkinson explained the state role in reviving U.S. manufacturing.
July 8, 2017
It’s Simple: To Compete in the Global Economy, Solve Fiscal Problems, and Raise Living Standards, We Need More Productivity
Speaking at Les Rencontres Economiques d’Aix-en-Provence, Rob Atkinson argued we need to accelerate productivity growth to raise standards of living.
June 29, 2017
In a presentation at the Pacific Alliance Forum in Cali, Colombia, Rob Atkinson provides a detailed set of recommendations for Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru to successfully forge a digital market alliance for their region.
March 23, 2017
In a presentation to Bruegel, Rob Atkinson explained that instead of fretting about tech killing jobs, we should be worrying about how to boost record-low productivity growth—the only sustainable way to increase living standards.
November 22, 2016
Rob Atkinson was one of four experts invited to discuss the digital economy and policy at the 2016 U.S-China Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade on November 22.
September 14, 2016
Rob Atkinson presented at the Indiana State University School of Public and Environmental Affairs 2016 conference on what the next president should do to promote new technologies that radically improve production processes or that can be transformed into innovative new products.
April 27, 2016
At the “Symposium on Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth: Future Perspectives,” sponsored by The Growth Dialogue, OECD, and World Bank Group, Rob Atkinson discussed the new frontiers of the emerging internet economy including artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, robotics, and more.