In this article, ITIF President Rob Atkinson argues that the United States needs to be preparing now for what it will do when the information technology-driven economy begins to become less of an engine for economic growth at some point in the future.
Publications: Robert D. Atkinson
October 8, 2006
October 1, 2006
Article by Rob Atkinson in CIO Magazine about how CIOs should respond to the challenges posed by those who oppose the implementation of new technologies like RFID.
September 21, 2006
Presentation by Rob Atkinson at the 2006 Biometric Consortium Conference in Baltimore, MD. The presentation discusses the messages and tactics biometric opponents use and what biometric proponents need to do to counter the detractors.
September 5, 2006
The Research and Experimentation Tax Credit: A Critical Policy Tool for Boosting Research and Enhancing U.S. Economic Competitiveness
The Research and Experimentation Tax Credit can play an important role in ensuring that the United States remains an attractive location for global companies to conduct research. Not only does the credit spur the retention and attraction of investment in R&D in the United States, new scholarly research shows convincingly that the credit is an effective tool for stimulating additional research, which in turn leads to faster economic growth. However, while the United States had the distinction of providing the most generous tax treatment of R&D of all OECD nations in the early 1990s, by 2004 we had dropped to 17th most generous.
September 1, 2006
ITIF President Rob Atkinson’s presentation at the 2006 Accelerating Innovation Conference in Washington, DC.
July 10, 2006
Because online legal services are a direct threat to revenues, the legal industry has used its regulatory power to thwart the emergence of these cheaper online legal offerings.
July 10, 2006
Public Versus Private Restraints on the Online Distribution of Contact Lenses: A Distinction Without a Difference
ITIF President Rob Atkinson argues that private restraints to limit the online sale of contact lenses are anti-competitive and anti-consumer.
July 6, 2006
In a recent article in Foreign Affairs entitled "Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution," noted economist Alan Blinder presented a provocative and disturbing thesis: the offshoring of service sector jobs is not just a routine extension of international trade, but a "third industrial revolution" likely to lead to one of every three American jobs being shipped overseas.
June 1, 2006
Governments must think of themselves less as direct providers of e-government services and more as enablers of third-party integrators that tie together multiple agencies across multiple levels of government to package government services in user-friendly ways.
May 30, 2006
Rob Atkinson and Phil Weiser propose a three-part, "third way" solution that allows incumbent broadband providers to offer managed broadband services, provided that they also offer a basic and growing open, non-discriminatory "best-efforts" Internet service.