ITIF endorses USTR’s proposed imposition of countermeasures, in the form of additional tariffs, commensurate with what the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body has found to be adverse effects inflicted on U.S. aerospace competitors as a result of the EU’s WTO-inconsistent subsidy programs for large civil aircraft.
May 16, 2019
Testimony Before the US Trade Representative’s Section 301 Committee on Proposed Countermeasures to EU Aircraft Subsidies
May 16, 2019
Testimony Before the House Oversight Committee on Drug Prices, Intellectual Property, and Biomedical Innovation
In testimony before the House Oversight Committee, Stephen Ezell explained why the United States leads the world in life-sciences innovation; how the public and private sectors contribute; why innovation depends on the ability to generate revenues; the consequences of price controls; and how best to control health-care costs.
May 15, 2019
Testimony Before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee on Reauthorizing SBA’s Innovation Programs
In testimony before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, Stephen Ezell highlighted the successes of federal small business programs directed toward innovation research and technology transfer and argued there is much more to be done to promote technology transfer and commercialization.
May 13, 2019
Europe’s success in the global algorithmic economy requires a regulatory environment that is fit for AI but does not reduce consumer protections.
May 13, 2019
Arguments used to justify digital services taxes on large Internet companies are flawed. The United States should counter these proposals and work to restore international consensus around tax treatment for multinational companies.
May 10, 2019
Robust technical standards for AI will be crucial to the success of the technology in the United States and abroad because they can serve as authoritative guidelines and benchmarks for the development and evaluation of AI. But concerns about the oversight of AI have stymied productive discussions about standards development by causing policymakers to prioritize oversight at the expense of technical understanding.
May 9, 2019
Chinese policymakers cling to a strident view that national sovereignty in the cyber realm supersedes the need to enable data flows or cooperate with trading partners on important international norms.
May 8, 2019
The legal uncertainty created by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is becoming so common, it’s starting to go unnoticed.
May 7, 2019
Rob Atkinson participated in an expert panel discussion on emerging transportation technologies and the future of freight at the RailxTech conference.
May 2, 2019
In an article for National Review, Rob Atkinson writes that, at its heart, Chinese state capitalism is a system in which the purpose of firms — private and public — is to fulfill the goals of the Communist Party.