The differences in the United States’ relationship with these two nations shows the need for a more nuanced discussion on trade, writes Adams Nager in Innovation Files.
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February 6, 2017
January 25, 2017
International patent data show a slowly diminishing gender gap aggregated across patent applications each year; from 1995 to 2015, female participation in patenting doubled, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
January 24, 2017
A biotech-improved apple will cut food waste and encourage more fruit consumption, if we let it, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
January 17, 2017
Adams Nager writes in Innovation Files that as the United States celebrates an oil boom, the question must be asked: Is the United States immune to Dutch Disease?
January 16, 2017
Fact of the Week: Labor Productivity In 2014 Would Have Been 5 Percent Higher If All Us Corporations Fully Repatriated Their Overseas Profits
If U.S. corporations brought back all their profits, labor productivity would have been 5.1 percent higher in R&D intensive industries and 4.5 percent higher in IT-intensive industries in 2014, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
January 9, 2017
Fact of the Week: Living Standards In Sub-Saharan Africa Could Rise 30 Percent If Mobile Phone Penetration Rates Increased From 25 Phones Per 100 People To 75
If the Sub-Saharan African mobile penetration rate could be brought up to 75 phones per 100 people, it would be possible for living standards to increase an average of 30 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
January 3, 2017
Fact of the Week: Job Growth Has Been 1.5 Percentage Points Higher In Spanish Firms That Are Engaged In Product Innovation Than In Firms That Are Not
Between 2004 and 2012, employment in Spanish firms that released novel products into the market grew 1.5 percentage points faster than firms not engaged in product innovation, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
December 19, 2016
Fact of the Week: French Manufacturing Firms In Densely Populated Areas Are 6.5 Percent More Productive Than Those In Less Densely Populated Areas
French manufacturing firms located in more densely populated areas are 6.5 percent more productive than those located in less densely populated areas, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
December 15, 2016
Unintended consequences of biotech regulations have disrupted trade and cost billions, but the fix is easy, says Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
December 12, 2016
A new paper from the Center for European Economic Research finds that innovation leads to more jobs, not fewer, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.