Innovation Files

May 30, 2017
Pharmaceutical innovation accounted for 73 percent of the increase in life expectancy (approximately 1.73 years) in 30 developing and developed countries from 2000 to 2009, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 26, 2017
The BROWSER Act would change how the government regulates online data, thereby increasing costs for companies, limiting their capacity to innovate, and reducing functionality for consumers—all without increasing privacy for users, writes Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.
May 23, 2017
The latest entry in the “all industries are the same” chronicles comes from the Congressional Research Service, writes Rob Atkinson in Innovation Files.
May 22, 2017
Ad-blocking software decreases traffic to the average website by 0.67 percent for every 1 percentage-point increase in users adopting the technology, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 19, 2017
State-owned Chinese firms receive up to four times more R&D subsidies but are less innovative than private Chinese firms, writes John Wu in Innovation Files
May 10, 2017
Small energy-technology companies that receive an SBIR grant are twice more likely to receive venture capital investment in the future, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
May 3, 2017
In Innovation Files, Alan McQuinn tests legislative branch websites to see how well they scored on a set of metrics.
May 2, 2017
When EU firms adopted various recent technologies such as e-commerce platforms from 2002 to 2008, employment did not decrease on average, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 26, 2017
While some of the provisions in the president's tax plan are critical for boosting U.S. economic growth, like a lower corporate tax rate and a so-called “territorial” system for taxing companies’ foreign profits, the plan is silent on many other key measures that are necessary to boost productivity and competitiveness, writes Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.
April 26, 2017
Today is World Intellectual Property Day, an important moment to consider the critical relationship between intellectual property (IP) protection and innovation, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.