Boosting transatlantic cooperation on ICT policy would allow Canada, the EU, and the United States to address global ICT challenges and support their domestic economies by raising productivity.
June 8, 2018
It’s time for all parties—left, right, and center—to focus on the most important thing vis-à-vis Chinese trade policy: rolling back the unfair, mercantilist policies underlying the “Made in China, 2025” strategy. Everything else is just a sideshow writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.
June 8, 2018
Rob Atkinson presented on the next production revolution and its impact on employment at the "Summit on the Credentialing Economy" hosted by Connecting Credentials and Saylor Academy. The summit explored the evolving world of credentialing, including the value of credentials in seeking employment; technology tools to create and distribute credentials and emerging models and frameworks to ensure quality.
June 6, 2018
As Rob Atkinson writes for Real Clear Policy, governments should let consumers reap the windfall of the gains big tech companies are creating today. Most won’t be dominant long enough for any downside to materialize anyway.
June 5, 2018
A growing number of policymakers and pundits appear now to understand that the United States’ lead in innovation is not as secure as it once was.
June 4, 2018
Innovation Fact of the Week: In Mexican Manufacturing Firms, Increasing the Share of Workers Using Computers by 10 Percent Raises Productivity by 17 Percent
From 2008 to 2013, the average Mexican manufacturing firm's productivity rose 17 percent each time the share of workers using computers increased by 10 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 4, 2018
Business R&D growth over the past three decades has been anemic, and companies are focusing more on near-term product development, less on basic and applied research. Meanwhile, the U.S. government is cutting support for research while many other countries are expanding support.
June 1, 2018
In a column for Government Technology, Daniel Castro outlines options states should consider to update their data misuse notification laws.
May 29, 2018
Innovation Fact of the Week: If not for the 2002 EU e-Privacy Directive, Venture Capital Investments into EU-Based Online Services Firms Could Have Been 57 Percent Greater, Cumulatively, by 2013
Based on prior experience, the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation will likely result in revenue decreases across online services firms, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 25, 2018
The GDPR imposes such tight restrictions on the use of personal data that the EU will be unable to keep up with the rest of the world using AI to streamline their economies, Nick Wallace writes for Euractiv.