Reports & Briefings

For brief overviews of how key technologies work and why they matter, see ITIF’s “Technology Explainer Series.”

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
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
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.
September 10, 2008
In RAND’s Rose-Colored Glasses: How RAND’s Report on U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology Gets it Wrong, ITIF presents a detailed critique of the recent RAND report showing that in contrast to RAND’s rosy assessment, America’s lead on a number of key S&T indicators is eroding rapidly, where not vanishing entirely.
September 9, 2008
In the last few years the debate over broadband policy has become increasingly partisan and bitter. It's time to move beyond the partisan bickering. Although complete policy agreement is neither likely nor beneficial, this web-memo points the way to a more reasoned and less vitriolic debate.
August 11, 2008
While bash-the-corporation rhetoric may have some populist appeal, it is both factually and logically flawed.
July 9, 2008
In this report, ITIF finds that the nature of the U.S. innovation system has changed dramatically over the course of the last 40 years. Using an innovative research method, UC Davis scholars Fred Block and Mathew Keller analyze a sample of innovations recognized by R&D Magazine as being among the top 100 innovations of the year over the last four decades.

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