Innovation Files

January 16, 2017
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
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
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
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.
December 12, 2016
When India implemented a biometric smartcard system, it ensured that an extra $41 million a year goes to welfare recipients instead of being lost to inefficiency and corruption, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
December 12, 2016
If German firms more provided its workers mobile Internet access, they could increase productivity by 15 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
December 8, 2016
Despite what some misguided intellectuals may say, the ad-supported online business model is good for the Internet, argues Alan McQuinn in Innovation Files.
November 30, 2016
Dogmatic opponents of life sciences innovation threaten to sue the Food and Drug Administrator for following the law to enable field trials of a new approach to (pesticide-free) mosquito-borne disease control, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.

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