Rob Atkinson spoke on a panel on the consumer welfare standard at the inaugural "Challenges to Antitrust in a Changing Economy" conference, co-organized by Competition Policy International (CPI) and Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA).
November 18, 2018
November 15, 2018
Stephen Ezell gave the keynote presentation at the Life Sciences Tennessee Annual Conference on innovation economics and how smart public policies can stimulate Tennessee’s growing life-sciences innovation sector.
November 14, 2018
In response to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, Joe Kennedy writes that the European Commission finance ministers’ apparent decision to drop the proposed tax on revenues doesn’t significantly reduce the probability that U.S. companies will face higher taxes in the near future.
November 13, 2018
Innovation Fact of the Week: Firms With Highest R&D Spending Contribute to More Than 27 Scientific Publications Per Year
A new study has found that the 2,500 firms with the largest R&D expenditures contributed more than 300,000 scientific publications from 2011 to 2015, which is comparable to the academic output of France.
November 13, 2018
Mid-band spectrum will be crucial for next-generation networks, so it is important that the FCC moves quickly to transition portions of this spectrum to more efficient use.
November 12, 2018
In a book review for the New York Journal of Books, Rob Atkinson writes that "No One at the Wheel" by Sam Schwartz dismisses the most important questions society needs to face as autonomou
November 10, 2018
As Rob Atkinson writes for The Hill, price controls and other steps to reduce drug company revenues would stifle knowledge generation and sharing, leaving future generations less access to effective new drugs than would otherwise be the case.
November 9, 2018
It has become widely accepted in the last several years that there has been a massive increase in income inequality in America, said to be behind the rise of populism on both the right and the left. It’s a compelling narrative, but is it borne out by evidence or simply accepted as true because it is a constant refrain?
November 8, 2018
Comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Advancing Consumer Privacy and Protecting Innovation
ITIF submitted comments in response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) request for comment (RFC) on the administration’s approach to advancing consumer privacy while protecting prosperity and innovation.
November 5, 2018
Innovation Fact of the Week: Between the 1850s and 1920s, Increases in Patents Filed by Immigrants Led to Increased Patent Filings by Native Residents
According to a new study, foreign inventors facilitated native-born inventors, rather than crowding them out. Controlling for city size, a 10 percent increase in the number of patents filed by immigrants increased the number of patents filed by natives in in their respective cities by 4 percent.