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May 5, 2020
The study should build support for efforts like the bipartisan FORWARD Act recently introduced by Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Pat Roberts (R-KS).
May 4, 2020
Editor's Note: A version of this article was published by French media outlet
May 4, 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) is widely considered to have the potential to dramatically re-shape industries throughout the economy, which creates incentives for companies to conceal their research. Despite this, a new study posits that AI science and technology are deeply linked, with academic papers spurring industrial applications and vice versa.
May 1, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has made automation needs much more immediate, but automation was never meant to destroy our jobs and leave us all with nothing to do. On the contrary.
April 27, 2020
Public research institutes (PRIs) are government-owned non-academic centers designed to collaborate with other research groups. They are a key complement to firms’ own R&D investments, although they are often overshadowed.
April 23, 2020
Recognizing the central catalytic role that intellectual property rights play in fostering knowledge-driven innovation, select members of the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA), a global network of 36 independent think tanks supporting global trade liberalization and integration, released a statement affirming the crucial importance that IP has in our global economy.
April 20, 2020
Assuming that the “shovel readiness” of investments are the same, policymakers are better off investing in areas that also boost long-term economic growth.
April 20, 2020
Emigration, especially of high-skilled workers, is often presumed to be a major problem for developing nations. However, emigrants can drive innovation in their home country by driving up the costs of wages, and thus the returns to labor-saving inventions. A new study supports this idea, comparing the rates of emigration and patenting between communities in Sweden in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
April 18, 2020
With two-thirds of the world in lockdown and no clear way out of the novel coronavirus crisis, it’s increasingly obvious that biopharmaceutical innovation will play a pivotal role.
April 15, 2020
In response to a bipartisan request by the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, ITIF suggested 16 steps the federal government could take to stimulate clean energy and manufacturing if today’s public health emergency turns into a prolonged economic downturn.