Foreign direct investment directly supports 6.1 million jobs which in turn support 2.4 million more jobs indirectly—for a combined total of 8.5 million American jobs, or just above 7 percent of private sector employment, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
Innovation Files Blog
October 6, 2016
It’s time for EFF to stop peddling fear to consumers and users, and providing shelter to “vandals, vigilantes, and mercenaries,” who hide in EFF’s shadow, writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.
September 30, 2016
Pulling the item was something of a surprise, and it indicates there is a lack of support for Wheeler's overarching proposal, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
September 30, 2016
Fact of the Week: Global Trade Liberalization in 1990s Increased Patent Filings by 3 Percentage Points
By eliminating price-distorting tariffs, countries give their business and citizens access to more diverse goods at lower prices, and thereby increase the stock of knowledge available to innovators everywhere, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 23, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: Private Firms in China Capture 30 Percent Higher Returns from R&D Investments Than State-Owned Firms
Chinese privately owned firms achieved an additional 0.16¥ in output for every yuan they invested in R&D, while state-owned firms created only 0.12¥ more output, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 16, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: IT Adoption Boosted U.S. Productivity Growth by 1.4 Percentage Points Per Year From 2004 to 2014
From 2004 to 2014, IT investment and adoption contributed 1.4 percentage points annually to U.S. productivity growth, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 14, 2016
Any effort by the U.S. government to delay or derail IANA transition now would undermine the consensus developed by civil society, writes Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.
September 10, 2016
Businesses in the European Union were investing 57 percent as much in R&D as their U.S. counterparts as of 2013, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 7, 2016
Why Europe’s Apple Decision Is Misguided and What It Means for Ireland, Tech Companies, and the Future of Global Tax Reform
The European Commission's recent finding that Apple owes Ireland approximately $14.5 billion sets a bad precedent for reforming international taxation, says Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.
September 2, 2016
An odd case out of the Ninth Circuit provides an opportunity to reflect on FCC and FTC regulatory frameworks, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.