As Dorothy Robyn and Jeffrey Marqusee write for RealClearEnergy, many key technologies for the civilian energy sector could be advanced if the Department of Defense and Department of Energy collaborated more effectively.
Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs
March 18, 2019
Fact of the Week: Immigrant-Owned High-Tech Firms Outperform Native-Owned Firms Across 15 of 16 Measures of Innovation
Proponents of increased high-skilled immigration routinely cite research that measures the size and growth of firms created by immigrant entrepreneurs. A new study goes farther, examining the performance of immigrant-owned high-tech firms across 16 metrics of innovation, from the production of publishable findings to patent applications.
March 15, 2019
UK Digital Competition Study Misses the Mark by Assuming Large Internet Platforms Require Stricter Antitrust Scrutiny
A new study for the UK government calls for more aggressive antitrust enforcement against big Internet companies. It is likely to provide momentum to those who advocate for a fundamentally different approach to antitrust than the one pursued over the last 40 years, which would deter innovation, increase prices, and lower quality.
March 14, 2019
Shouldn’t there be a law to make internet companies pay us for all the data they collect? It’s one of those appealing-at-first ideas that is gaining traction — echoed most recently by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who called for a “data dividend” in his first State of the State address. But as Daniel Castro and Alan McQuinn write for the Sacramento Bee, the answer is no.
March 13, 2019
In a column for Latin Trade Magazine, Rob Atkinson explains why Latin America needs a digital single market and how Pacific Alliance partners could advance it.
March 13, 2019
In an explainer for RealClearPolicy, Nigel Cory defines digital trade, outlines its uses, and explores its policy implications.
March 11, 2019
In the decades since 1980, there has been a global trend in which income inequality between countries has decreased while income inequality within countries has increased, and many have attributed the latter to technological innovation.
March 11, 2019
As Joe Kennedy writes for Fox Business, Elizabeth Warren’s plan to break up big tech would raise consumer prices, limit choice and discourage innovation.
March 4, 2019
Between 1993 and 2003, Canada’s labor productivity grew at an average rate of 1.6 percent annually. The following decade, average labor productivity growth fell by more than a third to 1.0 percent, with comparable slowdowns occurring in most OECD countries, dampening economic growth globally. A new study examined the influence of ICT use and production on Canada’s labor productivity growth from 1993 to 2014, finding significant declines in ICT investment and ICT-driven growth.
March 1, 2019
In a column for GovTech, Daniel Castro writes that local governments should adopt regulatory sandboxes to determine how to best handle e-scooters, rather than ban them altogether.