When schools in New Zealand gained broadband Internet service, their test passing rates increased by one percentage point, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 11, 2017
Fact of the Week: When New Zealand Schools Were Provided Broadband Internet Service, the Share of Students Passing Standardized Tests Increased By a Full Percentage Point
April 3, 2017
Fact of the Week: Productivity Matters More Than Profitability For New Firms' Survival and Growth in the United States
Productivity rather than profitability has a higher impact on the chances of a new firm's survival, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 31, 2017
In Innovation Files, Alan McQuinn explores the tool ITIF used in a recent report to evaluate DNSSEC and offers additional details about the results.
March 30, 2017
Fact of the Week: Innovative Filipino Manufacturing Firms Earn 20 Percent More Profit and Experience 24 Percent Greater Labor Productivity Than Their Less Innovative Domestic Competitors
Innovative manufacturing Filipino firms are more productive and profitable than their less innovative domestic counterparts, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 29, 2017
Yesterday, the Heritage Foundation released a new version of its so-called “Blueprint for Balance.” Like its predecessor, this iteration reveals a profound misunderstanding of how the world really works, writes David Hart in Innovation Files.
March 22, 2017
Fact of the Week: Among G-20 Economies, a One Percentage Point Increase in Public R&D Investment as a Share of GDP Corresponds to a 10 Percent Increase in Economic Growth
A recent discussion paper finds that among the G-20 economies, a 1 percentage point increase in public R&D investments as a share of GDP corresponds to a 9.57 percent increase in economic growth, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 21, 2017
Bipartisan collaboration on the Hill has proven scant in the opening weeks of the Trump era, but the opportunity to reauthorize the Prescription Drug User Fee Act provides a welcome occasion for bipartisan comity while extending legislation that has played a foundational role in underpinning U.S. life-sciences leadership and helping bring safe, innovative cures to patients faster, writes Stephen Ezell in Innovation Files.
March 17, 2017
President Trump assumes crowded out private investment will restore R&D expenditures after deep budget cuts, but evidence disagrees, writes Adams Nager in Innovation Files.
March 16, 2017
The Trump administration's proposed budget for discretionary programs would shift a significant amount of spending away from public investment, particularly in education, research, and infrastructure. Joe Kennedy explains in Innovation Files that this matters because these kinds of investments are essential for faster economic growth, and without that, living standards will stagnate.
March 15, 2017
Fact of the Week: University Scientists in Five Developing Countries Increased Their Publishing Productivity 43 Percent When They Had Free Access to Scientific Journals
Providing universities in developing countries greater access to scientific journals increases publications by 43 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.