President-Elect Trump’s Positions on Technology and Innovation

November 9, 2016
Technological innovation is critically important to both income growth and national competitiveness. So it is important that we examine President-elect Trump’s policy agenda through that lens.

Technological innovation has long been and will continue to be critically important to both income growth and national competitiveness. So it is important that we examine President-elect Donald Trump’s policy agenda through that lens.

This report is based on information gathered directly from the president-elect’s campaign websites and policy documents, and from media accounts of statements he has made. The report begins with an overview of the general philosophy the president-elect has articulated on technology, innovation, and trade policy, then examines his policy positions across eight specific issue areas:

  • Innovation and R&D 
  • Education and Skills
  • Taxes and Budget
  • Trade
  • Regulation
  • Broadband and Telecommunications 
  • Internet and Digital Economy 
  • Life Sciences and Biotechnology

 

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President-Elect Trump’s Positions on Technology and Innovation Policy