As Rob Atkinson writes for The Hill, price controls and other steps to reduce drug company revenues would stifle knowledge generation and sharing, leaving future generations less access to effective new drugs than would otherwise be the case.
Publications: Robert D. Atkinson
November 10, 2018
November 9, 2018
It has become widely accepted in the last several years that there has been a massive increase in income inequality in America, said to be behind the rise of populism on both the right and the left. It’s a compelling narrative, but is it borne out by evidence or simply accepted as true because it is a constant refrain?
November 5, 2018
A considerable share of biopharma research “spills over” and contributes to knowledge discovery and drug development overall, not just in individual firms’ labs.
October 24, 2018
To restore robust productivity growth, Europe must fully embrace information and communication technologies (ICT) throughout its economy.
October 19, 2018
Connected and autonomous vehicles rely on IT hardware and software, an area where the United States has a competitive advantage globally. Congress and the administration should help U.S. industry press that advantage not with auto tariffs, but with more robust innovation policies.
October 12, 2018
At the sixth annual fall conference hosted by the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property , Rob Atkinson participated in a panel discussing "A Different Perspective on Big Data."
October 12, 2018
In a letter to the editor for the Springfield Republican, Rob Atkinson explains why a vehicle miles traveled tax makes sense for Massachusetts.
October 10, 2018
As Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind write for Bloomberg, progressives should abandon their battle against big companies like Amazon and push Congress to pass a higher national minimum wage that applies to all employers.
October 9, 2018
In a book review for the New York Journal of Books, Rob Atkinson points to where “AI-Superpowers” offers informative analysis about the state of artificial intelligence and where it wrongly fans the fears of technology.
September 26, 2018
Testimony Before House Oversight IT Subcommittee on Ensuring America Remains the World Leader in Technology and Innovation
In testimony before the House Oversight Subcommittee on Information Technology, Rob Atkinson stated that there are steps Congress should take to help roll back Chinese innovation mercantilism and ensure the United States remains the world leader in technology and innovation.