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Innovation Files: Where Tech Meets Public Policy

Innovation Files: Where Tech Meets Policy

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Explore the intersection of technology, innovation, and public policy with the world’s leading think tank for science and tech policy. ITIF’s Innovation Files podcast serves up expert interviews, insights, and commentary on topics ranging from the broad economics of innovation to specific policy and regulatory questions about new technologies. Expect to hear some unconventional wisdom.

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November 13, 2023

Podcast: The Importance of Reducing Anticompetitive Market Distortions, With Alden Abbott and Shanker Singham

There is a troubling chasm between trade policy and competition policy.

October 23, 2023

Podcast: How China Continues to Shirk Its Trade Obligations, With Dennis Shea

China has had a dismissive attitude about its obligations as a member of World Trade Organization ever since it joined the organization.

October 2, 2023

Podcast: Getting Export Controls Right, With Kevin Wolf

Export controls exist at the perilous intersection of economic policy and national security. What could go wrong?

September 11, 2023

Podcast: ‘Regulation by Outrage’ Is a Detriment to Emerging Technologies, With Patrick Grady

Policy regarding new technologies can be reactionary, confused, and focused on the wrong things.

August 7, 2023

Podcast: Counterfeiting Is a Crime Against Innovation, With Kebharu Smith

Counterfeiting—one of the oldest, simplest crimes—has only continued to evolve as technology has grown more complex.

July 17, 2023

Podcast: The Complicated Evolution of Information, With Jim Cortada

Over the past 150 years, humanity has generated an unprecedented amount and variety of information, surpassing the cumulative knowledge of previous eras.

June 5, 2023

Podcast: Why Societal Trust Is Imperative For Innovation, With David Moschella

Looking ahead to the technological challenges and opportunities of the next decade, social trust will be more important than ever for the tech industry.

May 15, 2023

Podcast: Deciphering the World of Data, With George Sciadas

A data-driven world raises the stakes for numeric literacy.

April 3, 2023

Podcast: Containing China While Rebuilding the United States, With Jonathan Ward

America can’t just pick up speed to beat China economically; it needs to slow down China, too, because there’s no use in accelerating when your adversary is along for the ride.

March 6, 2023

Podcast: The Future of Smart Cities in a Data-Driven Society, With Jonathan Reichental

To improve quality of life for as many people as possible, the places to start are cities. Rob and Jackie sat down with multiple award-winning technology and business leader Jonathan Reichental to discuss why the United States is falling behind other countries in the “smart city” movement and why it matters in a data-driven world.

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