Innovation Files

February 17, 2017
It is important that broadband consumers have choice and control over how their data is used, but the overly restrictive defaults imposed by the recent FCC rules come at a real cost to the economy and do not align with an average consumer's best interest, writes Doug Brake in Innovation Files.
February 15, 2017
After analyzing technological change over recessions and across OECD countries, economists find that it wasn't at fault for sluggish employment growth in the United States post-Great Recession, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
February 6, 2017
Although Congress made permanent the research and development tax credit in 2015, the federal government and states still can do more—a 10 percent increase in R&D tax credit generosity permanently increases labor productivity by 0.4 percent per year, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
February 6, 2017
When a country increases the number of people and businesses using the Internet and boosts speeds by one percent each, it exports 0.8 percent more goods, benefiting households and industries, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
February 6, 2017
The differences in the United States’ relationship with these two nations shows the need for a more nuanced discussion on trade, writes Adams Nager in Innovation Files.
January 25, 2017
International patent data show a slowly diminishing gender gap aggregated across patent applications each year; from 1995 to 2015, female participation in patenting doubled, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
January 24, 2017
A biotech-improved apple will cut food waste and encourage more fruit consumption, if we let it, writes Val Giddings in Innovation Files.
January 17, 2017
Adams Nager writes in Innovation Files that as the United States celebrates an oil boom, the question must be asked: Is the United States immune to Dutch Disease?
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.

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