Reports & Briefings
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August 15, 2022
Mission, Money, and Process Makeover: How Federal Procurement Can Catalyze Clean Energy Investment and Innovation
Using federal procurement to advance sustainable energy goals has had only limited success in the past. To break the pattern, the White House needs a plan that aligns with agency missions, is adequately funded, and fixes perverse budget and procurement rules.
August 8, 2022
Maintaining a Light-Touch Approach to Data Protection in the United States
Data privacy regulations impose significant costs on businesses and the economy. Effective, targeted federal legislation would address actual privacy harms while reducing costs that hinder productivity and innovation.
August 2, 2022
The Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation: A Flexible New Tool to Build the Economy, Strengthen Science, and Fight Climate Change
In July 2022, Congress authorized DOE to establish and collaborate closely with a new non-profit Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation (FESI), an idea that the Center developed over the previous five years. ITIF is working to ensure that FESI gets off to a fast start and contributes to DOE’s vital missions right away.
August 1, 2022
Hi-Tech Diversity Is a Societal Goal, Not an Industry Scandal
“Defending Digital” Series, No. 8: Every industry and every profession has faced the challenge of developing a workforce that looks more like America itself. A steady flow of talent from leading universities remains the key to overcoming long-standing barriers and stereotypes.
July 27, 2022
US AI Policy Report Card
The 117th Congress was the most AI-focused congressional session in history with 130 AI bills proposed, so it is a good moment to take stock of U.S. AI policy accomplishments to date and identify areas where there is room for continued progress.
July 25, 2022
How Japan Squandered Its Biopharmaceutical Competitiveness: A Cautionary Tale
Stringent drug price controls have significantly hampered the competitive and innovative capacity of Japan’s biopharmaceutical industry in recent decades, serving as a warning for U.S. policymakers considering introducing Medicare Part D drug price controls in 2022.
July 19, 2022
Industry-University Partnerships to Create AI Universities: A Model to Spur U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness in AI
A collaboration between the University of Florida and NVIDIA provides five lessons for effective industry-university partnerships.
July 18, 2022
Is the United States Really One of the Most Competitive Economies in the World? No.
The United States has consistently ranked near the top of international competitiveness rankings. But these reports are largely meaningless in measuring actual international competitiveness, providing policymakers a false sense of optimism about America’s position.
July 13, 2022
Best Practices to Combat Online Sale of Counterfeits in the EU and US
As policymakers worldwide explore new anti-counterfeiting measures in their regions, a consensus is emerging in the United States and the EU on best practices for e-commerce platforms to combat online sales of counterfeit goods.
July 11, 2022
Apples vs. Oranges: Why Providing Broadband in the United States Costs More Than in Europe
Comparisons between U.S. and European broadband prices abound, but their respective markets are built on such entirely different cost structures as to make any comparison between the two meaningless without accounting for the differences in necessary expenditures.