In an article for American Interest with Admiral Dennis Blair, Rob Atkinson argues that it’s time for America to rise to the challenge of "Made in China 2025" by developing its own comprehensive plan to maintain competitive advantage advanced technology industries.
Publications: Robert D. Atkinson
September 17, 2018
September 12, 2018
Rob Atkinson spoke on a panel at the "Revitalizing American Industries: Putting Technology and Workforce Development to Work" event hosted by Real Clear Politics.
August 28, 2018
Most of the opposition to Amazon/Whole Foods merger had little or nothing to do with economics and consumer welfare. Instead, it had everything to do with a competing vision for the kind of society we want to live in.
August 20, 2018
Unfortunately, as the economy has become more innovation-based, there has been considerably less focus on how regulatory agencies can both protect consumers from harm and avoid undermining incentives for innovation.
August 20, 2018
Duty-free access to U.S. markets represents a major benefit for many trading partners that clearly do not provide fair and reasonable market access or treatment of U.S. firms and their goods and services.
August 13, 2018
Manufacturing Digitalization: Extent of Adoption and Recommendations for Increasing Penetration in Korea and the U.S.
Manufacturing digitalization promises to transform how products are designed, fabricated, used, and serviced, but more needs to be done to facilitate the uptake of digital technologies by manufacturers in the United States, Korea, and beyond.
July 30, 2018
Comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Regarding Federal Technology Transfer Authorities and Processes
While the U.S. government should expand federal support for scientific research, it also should improve the efficiency with which federally funded knowledge creation leads to innovation and jobs.
July 26, 2018
China is marching toward global technological, economic, and military leadership. Who was responsible for letting this happen? In an opinion piece for National Review, Rob Atkinson explains how pretty much everyone—from successive U.S. administrations and the Washington trade and economics establishment to China itself—is at fault.
July 25, 2018
As Rob Atkinson and Michael Lind write for Entrepreneur, there's no need for reflexive hand-wringing about the decline of startups.
July 13, 2018
The bottom line analysis of China’s recent statement is that part of this trade war, which China launched two decades ago, will be won or lost in the court of global opinion. The media, policymakers and citizens around the world should not fall for the Chinese spin that it is the victim writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.