Internet platforms play a positive role in helping businesses of all sizes navigate the global Internet economy—and by delivering efficiencies and increasing competition, they benefit consumers by lowering prices, leaving them with more money to spend on other goods and services.
Publications: Joe Kennedy
November 14, 2019
November 6, 2019
As Joe Kennedy writes for The Hill Times, Canada's new government should abandon its recent support for a digital services tax in order to move forward with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
October 28, 2019
Growing animus toward “Big Tech” companies and generalized opposition to technological innovation engenders support for policies that are expressly designed to inhibit it. That is deeply problematic for future progress, prosperity, and competitiveness.
October 18, 2019
ITIF filed comments responding to the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s request for information on the bioeconomy.
October 15, 2019
Antitrust law is an important tool for protecting competition and preventing abuses of market power. But the mere possession of data seldom confers lasting market power. And privacy issues, while very important, should not be an antitrust issue.
September 25, 2019
As Joe Kennedy writes for The Hill, reducing drug revenues today will lead to a decline in future research and decrease the number of new drug discoveries moving forward.
September 19, 2019
Climate change, pollution, and the economy’s sensitivity to energy prices all make continued environmental innovation a key priority.
September 13, 2019
The OECD calculates the generosity of each country’s R&D tax credit annually. In 2000, the United States ranked 10th among OECD members. In the 2018 rankings, the United States has dropped to 26th among OECD members and 32nd among all countries included in the report.
September 9, 2019
Academic studies consistently show that a reduction in current drug revenues leads to a fall in future research and the number of new drug discoveries.
August 19, 2019
France’s digital services tax, which other nations also are considering, represents a radical departure from current practice and would greatly complicate ongoing efforts by the OECD to negotiate changes to the international tax regime by 2020.