Innovation Files

November 29, 2016
China’s continued favoritism for its state-owned enterprises even when the data show that its privately-owned businesses are more innovative and more productive goes against its promises to embrace market-based economic trade policies when it joined the World Trade Organization, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 29, 2016
Greater diffusion of home broadband since the early 2000s has been especially beneficial toward married women seeking to join the labor force, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 22, 2016
In 2004, public R&D made up 10 percent of global renewable energy R&D investments, but by 2014 the figure had risen to 35 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 22, 2016
Businesses in the European Union lag U.S. businesses not just in the amount they invest in R&D, but also in their capabilities to transform these investments into productivity gains, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 22, 2016
When universities invest in R&D, they can generate returns for themselves of up to 9 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 16, 2016
In a memo in Innovation Files to the newly appointed commerce minister of a developing country, Rob Atkinson outlines an “easy” plan to create a successful tech sector using best-in-breed strategies for enacting innovation mercantilism.
November 10, 2016
Google today responded to concerns that EU antitrust regulators lodged in April about the company's businesses practices related to the Android mobile operating system. None of the concerns are valid, says Daniel Castro in Innovation Files.
November 9, 2016
Val Giddings discusses a recent New York Times article on genetically modified crops in Innovation Files.
November 3, 2016
As Singapore continues its efforts to transform a small island nation into a global innovation hub, the innovation-enabling trade regime the Trans-Pacific Partnership fosters will benefit all industries but especially advanced technology ones, in areas such as life sciences and information technology, on which Singapore’s economy (like America’s) increasingly thrives, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
November 2, 2016
Every additional year of market exclusivity given to a breakthrough compound increases the number of subsequent drugs approved in that class by between 18 and 25 percent—20 percent on average, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

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