A report by the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission lays out the financial crisis our nation’s surface transportation system is in and suggests both short and long term solutions.
Reports & Briefings
February 24, 2009
January 14, 2009
The number of jobs filled by telecommuters could grow nearly four-fold to 19 million and deliver substantial economic, environmental and quality of life benefits for the United States over the next 12 years.
January 7, 2009
The Digital Road to Recovery: A Stimulus Plan to Create Jobs, Boost Productivity and Revitalize America
This report provides a detailed analysis and estimate of the short-term jobs impacts of using the stimulus package to spur investment in three critical digital networks: broadband, the smart grid and health IT.
December 11, 2008
This report documents why, to provide quality internet service, ISPs must be able to allocate bandwidth between users and apply network management tools to shape traffic.
November 18, 2008
ITIF employs 29 indicators to assess the extent to which the 50 state economies are structured according to the tenets of the New Economy.
October 11, 2008
Timely, Targeted, Temporary and Transformative: Crafting an Innovation-Based Economic Stimulus Package
In a new report, Timely, Targeted, Temporary and Transformative: Crafting an Innovation-Based Economic Stimulus Package, ITIF lays out eight specific proposals that would not only spur spending and economic activity in the short run, but also help addresses these challenges going forward.
October 1, 2008
This report shows how IT is the key enabler of many of today’s key improvements in our lives and society—from better education and health care, to a more energy-efficient environment.
September 24, 2008
In today’s economy, innovation – the development and adoption of new products and services, more efficient production processes, and new business models – is the most important factor driving increases in American standards of living.
September 12, 2008
Economic Doctrines and Policy Differences: Has the Washington Policy Debate Been Asking the Wrong Questions?
The three dominant economic policy models – conservative neoclassical, liberal neoclassical and neo-Keynesian economic doctrines–ignore the role of innovation and technology in achieving economic growth.
September 11, 2008
This policy brief compares and assesses the 2008 presidential election candidates’ technology and innovation policies across a number of specific issue areas.