Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs

June 2, 2021
Baltimore is now considering the nation’s most restrictive ban on facial recognition technology.
June 1, 2021
Research funding for universities seems to play a unique role in promoting the acceleration of local entrepreneurial ecosystems.
May 28, 2021
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
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 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.
May 17, 2021
The Tenant Data Privacy Act would require all owners of residential buildings that use digital technologies to provision access to residents, such as through electronic key fobs or biometric door locks, to obtain informed consent through writing or a mobile app. Additionally, building owners would need to provide a “plain language” privacy policy to tenants that details the data their smart access system collects, the third parties they share the data with, how they will securely store the data, and how long they will retain data for.