Automating freight transportation can increase productivity and safety. Regulators should encourage technological advances by providing clearer standards.
Reports & Briefings
May 22, 2017
By reducing costs, the ITA leads to increased use of ICT goods, which spurs productivity and economic growth while deepening enterprises’ participation in global value chains. This generates new tax revenues to partially or fully offset tariff losses.
May 15, 2017
To unlock the benefits of data-driven innovation, policymakers should support publishing data the government already collects, collecting more data that can be put to valuable use, and encouraging industries to make better use of data.
May 8, 2017
Contrary to popular perceptions, the labor market is not experiencing unprecedented technological disruption. In fact, occupational churn in the United States is at a historic low. It is time stop worrying and start accelerating productivity with more technological innovation.
May 8, 2017
There is considerable confusion about the potential effects of emerging technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence on employment. This primer outlines 13 key points to understand about that interaction.
May 1, 2017
A growing number of countries are making it more expensive and time consuming, if not illegal, to transfer data overseas. This reduces economic growth and undercuts social value.
April 10, 2017
To speed the buildout of rural broadband infrastructure, any federal infrastructure plan should focus first on unserved areas and rely on proven means such as reverse auctions.
April 3, 2017
Fears of new discoveries have led to calls for “precautionary” regulation, which risks stifling agricultural innovation without any showing of need or benefit. There is a better way. The time is long past due for significant regulatory rollback.
March 27, 2017
The new innovation orchard model brings together university, industry, and potentially government partners to provide start-ups with the know-how, access to technology, equipment, and bridge funding to scale up new technologies.
March 16, 2017
China’s systematic mercantilism is a threat to the U.S. economy and the very soul of the global trading system. America cannot respond with either flaccid appeasement or economic nationalism; it must assemble an international coalition that pressures China to stop rigging markets and start competing on fair terms.