Middle-skill workers make up a fifth of the American workforce, but up to 25 and 30 percent in software and IT manufacturing, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 25, 2018
Fact of the Week: Manufacturing is not the Only Sector Employing Strong Share of Middle-Skilled Workers: the Film and Music Industries Employ Even Higher Shares
June 18, 2018
Fact of the Week: If Drug Price Controls Were Lifted Throughout the OECD, the Number of new Treatments Available Would Increase 9 to 12 Percent by 2030
If drug price controls were lifted throughout the OECD, the number of new treatments available would increase 8 to 13 new drug compounds by 2030, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 18, 2018
Val Giddings explains gene editing & GMOs, and shines a light on anti biotech campaigners' misguided efforts to stigmatize them in Innovation Files.
June 12, 2018
While website blocking was never going to be the silver bullet to solve piracy online, this was never the goal, merely that it be one of the many tools in the toolbox that countries can use to fight piracy and improve the market for legal content online writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.
June 11, 2018
Fact of the Week: Approximately 70 Percent of the Patents Owned by Failed Tech Start-Ups are Eventually Purchased by Other Companies
Approximately 70 percent of the patents owned by failed tech start-ups are eventually purchased by other companies, most often by firms in the same sector and within the first year of start-ups’ closing, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
June 8, 2018
It’s time for all parties—left, right, and center—to focus on the most important thing vis-à-vis Chinese trade policy: rolling back the unfair, mercantilist policies underlying the “Made in China, 2025” strategy. Everything else is just a sideshow writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.
June 5, 2018
A growing number of policymakers and pundits appear now to understand that the United States’ lead in innovation is not as secure as it once was.
June 4, 2018
Fact of the Week: In Mexican Manufacturing Firms, Increasing the Share of Workers Using Computers by 10 Percent Raises Productivity by 17 Percent
From 2008 to 2013, the average Mexican manufacturing firm's productivity rose 17 percent each time the share of workers using computers increased by 10 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 29, 2018
Fact of the Week: If not for the 2002 EU e-Privacy Directive, Venture Capital Investments into EU-Based Online Services Firms Could Have Been 57 Percent Greater, Cumulatively, by 2013
Based on prior experience, the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation will likely result in revenue decreases across online services firms, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 24, 2018
Opponents of facial recognition technology are not arguing for “the right protections” to be put into place. Nor are they trying to have a conversation about what rules or norms should govern its use. Instead, they are demonizing it and trying to stop a company from selling it.