Blogs & Op-eds

October 31, 2017
As Brazil embarks on an important effort to craft a strategy for digital transformation, it would be a mistake to adopt an approach based on the EU’s privacy system. Policy makers must take care to adopt a privacy regime that not only protects privacy but enables digital innovation.
October 30, 2017
After Japan opened a high-speed railway line between Tokyo and Nagano in 1997, patenting by businesses along the line increased 5 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 26, 2017
The European Commission’s unilateral push to force EU member countries to collect steep taxes from U.S. companies will jeopardize efforts to negotiate better fixes for the international tax system.
October 26, 2017
When it comes to wind energy, some in Nebraska say “not in my backyard” (also known as NIMBY). But state decisionmakers should also consider those who welcome wind energy with a “please in my backyard” (or PIMBY) approach.
October 26, 2017
To best harness the opportunities presented by IIoT, the United States (like all countries) needs a national policy strategy. An effective national IIoT strategy should address what ITIF calls the 4 Ts: Talent, Technology, Tax, and Trade.
October 24, 2017
The lack of alternative diagnostic options has become a major roadblock to getting more people with HIV on the path to treatment. But an innovative new product may finally do this.
October 23, 2017
While private investment in ICT per Canadian worker has been lower than U.S. levels since the 1980s, it has dropped to new lows in recent years, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 16, 2017
Adding 10 more bank branches per 100,000 adults in developing economies increases the probability that businesses will invest in R&D by 7.6 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 10, 2017
U.S. businesses and universities developed 75 percent of all global patents in artificial intelligence from 2000 to 2016, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 9, 2017
Both the statutory and average effective tax rates for U.S. corporations are very high by global standards. But as Joe Kennedy writes in Morning Consult, for tax reform to be fully effective, it must do more than just lower the statutory corporate rate; it should lower the effective rate while moving to a territorial tax system.