As recently as the mid-1990s, the United States maintained the most generous R&D tax incentive in the world. As scholarly studies have shown, that helped America stay ahead of its competitors by boosting R&D investment, innovation, jobs, and GDP growth. Fast forward to today, and it’s a very different picture.
May 27, 2021
The world has a long way to go in a short period of time to achieve a net-zero emissions energy system by 2050. The countries gathering next week—including the United States, China, Japan, members of the European Union, and others—must not only fulfill past promises to boost clean energy innovation by increasing their investment, but also refresh the agenda for that investment.
May 26, 2021
How Congress responds to the details of President Biden’s budget, particularly the proposed investments in climate research and development, will be crucial to the nation’s and the world’s ability to lower emissions.
May 24, 2021
Between the New Deal era of the 1930s and the late 1970s, it was the formal policy of the federal government to care about and try to reduce regional economic disparities.
May 24, 2021
The European Commission has set out to ensure digital markets are “fair and contestable.” But in a paradigm shift for antitrust enforcement, its proposal would impose special regulations on a narrowly defined set of “gatekeepers.” Contrary to its intent, this will deter innovation—and hold back small and medium-sized firms—to the detriment of the economy.
May 24, 2021
Portugal’s R&D tax credit is effective not only in spurring more R&D, but also in leading firms to hire more researchers, and in increasing exports—particularly among small firms.
May 21, 2021
Limiting technology deployment based solely on where it is manufactured is an ineffective security countermeasure—not just for drones, but for most technologies—because the country where a product is built has no direct bearing on whether it is secure.
May 20, 2021
In her sensationally titled report, “Killer Profits: How Big Pharma Takeovers Destroy Innovation and Harm Patients,” the deputy chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus issued an ideologically inspired jeremiad grounded in assertions that are easily refuted with data.
May 19, 2021
The Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) calling for CBP and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to enforce the requirement that 100 percent of international mail shipments have advance electronic data (AED).
May 18, 2021
Only India can match China's vast population, low-cost labor availability, and deep base of world-class technical talent. The United States and India have strong political, cultural, and linguistic affinities, and both nations see China as a military and geopolitical rival.