NIH funding is critical to improving health outcomes and reducing the societal costs of illnesses. Congress should increase the NIH budget and then maintain regular, steady increases.
Publications: Robert D. Atkinson
March 25, 2019
March 21, 2019
As Rob Atkinson writes for The Hill, a new report from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) provides a comprehensive analysis of China’s innovation mercantilist strategy and should serve as a broader rallying cry.
March 13, 2019
In a column for Latin Trade Magazine, Rob Atkinson explains why Latin America needs a digital single market and how Pacific Alliance partners could advance it.
February 27, 2019
Testimony Before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee on Made in China 2025 and the Future of American Industry
Rob Atkinson testified before the Senate Small Business Committee on the issue of unfair Chinese trade and technology policies and practices and what the federal government should do in response.
February 21, 2019
Proceed With Caution When Considering New, Flawed Study on the Economic Impact of Bonus Depreciation
A new study on the economic impact of bonus depreciation for investment in machinery and equipment has been getting attention because of its conclusion that the incentive is not only wasteful, but harmful. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth.
February 14, 2019
While many pundits claim monopoly is the scourge of the U.S. economy, Rob Atkinson writes that the airline industry demonstrates why this narrative is wrong.
February 7, 2019
The Washington trade and economics establishment has largely dismissed the threat Chinese innovation mercantilist practices pose to the U.S. economy, jobs and national security. The threat is serious, and China needs to be confronted, Rob Atkinson writes for the Washington Post.
January 24, 2019
As Rob Atkinson writes for RealClearPolicy, we will not run out of jobs because we will not run out of work to do. It's as simple as that.
January 22, 2019
Intellectual property regimes that tilt too far toward granting data rights run the risk of stifling needed data sharing, while regimes that tilt foo far in the other direction risk limiting incentives for data collection and innovation.
January 15, 2019
In a review for the New York Journal of Books, Rob Atkinson writes that anyone involved in managing any organization, large or small, is likely to find much to appreciate in “Creative Construction: The DNA of Sustained Innovation” by Gary P. Pisano.