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May 24, 2018

Rob Atkinson presented on the challenges and opportunities in driving Korean innovation for the the Next Production Revolution to an international conference focused on Korea’s growth as an innovative and inclusive nation on May 24th in Seoul, South Korea.

April 10, 2018

Australia’s economic and trade policy strategies will need to reflect the emerging set of behind-the-border digital trade barriers that countries are enacting in an attempt to give their local firms an unfair advantage.

January 22, 2018

Brazil, China, Indonesia, Russia, and Vietnam fielded some of the year’s worst innovation mercantilist policies. Their targets included Internet-based services, electric vehicles, biopharmaceuticals, computers and electronics.

September 28, 2017

India's transport minister Nitin Gadkari recently announced his opposition to driverless vehicles in the country, saying he would "not allow any technology that takes away jobs." This kind of rhetoric may make for good politics, but it's terrible economics and awful for the future of Indian workers who need the country to continually modernize.

September 28, 2017

By reducing costs, the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) leads to increased use of ICT goods, which spurs productivity and economic growth in signatory nations, while deepening their enterprises’ participation in global value chains.

September 5, 2017

When China implemented an investment tax credit, businesses increased investment by 8.8 percent and productivity by 3.7 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

August 31, 2017

President Widodo promised a renewed focus on innovation and economic growth. But his government has undermined its own strategic goals by badly weakening intellectual property laws that are critical for innovative industries are to thrive.

August 21, 2017

An analysis of Vietnamese manufacturing firms found those that adopted internationally recognized best practices for management were 69 percent more productive than firms without such certifications, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

August 18, 2017

Speaking in Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam, at an Asia-Pacific Economic Community (APEC) workshop on electronic labeling best practices, Nigel Cory explained the benefits of electronic labeling and how it can help facilitate trade and innovation in information communication technology.

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.

April 24, 2017

GE and Philips’ experience in India is a clear example of how global companies—whose business models rely on intellectual property—can leverage technology transfer, intellectual property, and global research and production networks to develop innovative solutions to local health problems, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.

April 11, 2017

When schools in New Zealand gained broadband Internet service, their test passing rates increased by one percentage point, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

March 30, 2017

Innovative manufacturing Filipino firms are more productive and profitable than their less innovative domestic counterparts, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

March 7, 2017

Trade improves productivity in manufacturing supply chains, as seen in recent empirical evidence from Vietnam, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

December 12, 2016

When India implemented a biometric smartcard system, it ensured that an extra $41 million a year goes to welfare recipients instead of being lost to inefficiency and corruption, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

November 3, 2016

As Singapore continues its efforts to transform a small island nation into a global innovation hub, the innovation-enabling trade regime the Trans-Pacific Partnership fosters will benefit all industries but especially advanced technology ones, in areas such as life sciences and information technology, on which Singapore’s economy (like America’s) increasingly thrives, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

June 6, 2016

A high-standard Trade in Services Agreement can update the rules governing services trade for the digital age, and in doing so, provide economy-wide improvements in productivity and innovation.

April 28, 2016

ITIF urges U.S. policymakers to take decisive steps to ensure the United States continues to be a world leader in high-performance computing.

April 25, 2016

By pushing for a financial data carve-out in the TPP, the United States has undermined its own interests and sent a dangerous message that may encourage countries to enact more protectionist data policies.

April 1, 2016

Rob Atkinson gave an overview of the tactics and strategy responsible for the rapid growth of the East Asian economy and compared it to the opportunities available for Latin America.

March 4, 2016

Instead of focusing just on increasing technology development in export sectors, writes Rob Atkinson for the Korea Economic Institute of America, Korea should seek to grow by increasing productivity and innovation across its entire economy.

August 17, 2015

Twelve years of data exclusivity protection for biologics is the right standard—U.S. negotiators should come back with nothing less, writes Stephen Ezell in The Hill.

July 27, 2015

U.S. public investment in clean energy RD&D lags behind Asian competitors, which are already seeing a payoff in both research output and commercial success.

July 24, 2015

For the sake of both future global innovation and for the interests of consumers and patients worldwide, we must stay the course on robust IP protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, writes Stephen Ezell in The Hill.

July 6, 2015

Striking the appropriate balance between allowing innovation to flourish and ensuring a healthy generics industry is at the heart of U.S. policy, and that should be reflected in the TPP, writes Stephen Ezell in Innovation Files.

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