ITIF submitted comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recommending changes to the Internet Use Survey to collect more useful data on household Internet use for researchers and policymakers.
Publications: Robert D. Atkinson
September 8, 2020
Comments to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Changes to the Internet Use Survey
September 8, 2020
China is striving to become the global leader in biopharmaceuticals, but many of its policy steps are “innovation mercantilist” in nature. This not only is expected to threaten U.S. leadership, but also slow global life sciences innovation, with negative consequences for cures and treatments.
September 2, 2020
In a response for the European Commission’s public consultation on its “white paper on levelling the playing field as regards foreign subsidies,” ITIF agreed there is a need for new legal instruments to address distortions of the internal market arising from subsidies granted by non-EU authorities.
August 31, 2020
China will likely be the biggest business disruptor of the 2020s, but the discussion about how to respond has yet to take shape. A strategic framework should rebalance the global supply chains, bolster competitiveness, adjust to China’s market size, and solidify the West’s appeal.
August 25, 2020
The scholarly evidence finds that public R&D “crowds in” private R&D—with increases in public R&D on average leading to greater, not less, business R&D.
August 20, 2020
What happened? How did America go from the world’s leader to not even an also-ran in the span of just two decades? Equally troubling, why did no one sound the alarm bell when there was still time for action?
August 10, 2020
How Nine Flawed Policy Concepts Hinder the United States From Adopting the Advanced-Industry Strategy It Needs
Few policymakers and even fewer pundits or economic analysts understand U.S. competitiveness problems in a way that would lead them to the logical conclusion that a national innovation and competitiveness strategy would count as a viable solution.
August 7, 2020
Once Again Shooting Ourselves in the Foot: Banning Trade With WeChat Parent Tencent Only Hurts the U.S. Economy
The possible prohibition on U.S. companies selling to Tencent, owner of WeChat, or using its services to sell their own products in China does nothing to protect the security or privacy of Americans. It only harms U.S. companies and jobs.
August 3, 2020
Many say the decline in new business formation over the past 30 years has been caused by increased monopoly. But there is no statistical relationship between start-up creation and change in concentration by industry; high-growth start-up activity is healthy.
July 29, 2020
Today anytime anyone wants to delegitimize any company or industry for any reason, it’s enough now to note that the company or industry in question is seeking to make a profit.