Brazilian economic growth has been faltering steadily for years, from an average growth rate of 4.5% from 2006 to 2010, to 2.1% from 2011, to just 1.1% in 2017 and 2018. To say that Brazil’s economy needs a short in the arm is an understatement.
Publications: Robert D. Atkinson
December 9, 2019
The federal government should take aggressive steps to spur the development of more tech hubs in America’s heartland by identifying promising metro areas and helping them transform into self-sustaining innovation centers.
December 2, 2019
The most important policy to boost economic opportunity is one that focuses on shifting the occupational mix toward fewer low-wage jobs and more middle-wage ones.
November 26, 2019
Congress should ratify the proposed USMCA and in particular support its provision requiring 10 years of data protection for biologic drugs. The result will be a more competitive U.S. biopharmaceutical industry, more high-paying American jobs and more incentives to produce new cures.
November 25, 2019
Rob Atkinson explains in the National Review that with the proper safeguards, facial-recognition technology can help law enforcement catch criminals.
November 22, 2019
Responding to a request for input from the House Select Committee, ITIF outlined a detailed set of principles and recommendations to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by accelerating clean energy innovation.
November 16, 2019
As Rob Atkinson writes for Business Insider, it is time for the United States follow China's lead and develop robust national strategies to support the development of foundational technologies. Doing so will drive U.S. productivity growth while helping the United States outcompete China.
November 15, 2019
As ITIF President Rob Atkinson and Jonathan Ward, founder of Atlas Organization, write in an op-ed for Fox Business, focusing on domestic productivity and preserving the U.S. edge in advanced and emerging technologies will help America win the economic and technological contest against China, as well as turn the tide in the U.S.-China competition for global power.
November 12, 2019
The Enterprise Automation Imperative—Why Modern Societies Will Need All the Productivity They Can Get
Contrary to common belief, enterprise automation is not a cause for alarm, but instead a societal imperative. Modern nations will need all the productivity they can get to address today’s ever-more-resource-constrained challenges.
November 1, 2019
So, let’s all take a deep breath and say together: “Technological change is not accelerating, but it would sure be nice if it would.”