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Innovation Files: Where Tech Meets Public Policy
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.
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.