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September 14, 2023

Transatlantic Subnational Innovation Competitiveness Index 2.0

For policymakers to bolster the global competitiveness of their nations and regions, they first must know where they stand. This report benchmarks the 121 regions of Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and the United States using 13 commonly available indicators of strength in the knowledge economy, globalization, and innovation capacity.

August 21, 2023

Is Mona Lisa Happy? EU Would Ban AI That Could Answer This Question

The latest target of tech critics is emotion recognition technology. Unfortunately, the EU appears poised to crack down on this technology, which would be a mistake since most of the criticism directed toward it is largely misguided and fails to consider its potential benefits.

July 20, 2023

The EU’s Vision for a Robust Immersive Tech Sector is Irreconcilable With Its Regulations of Internet Services

The EU's strategy for Web 4.0 and virtual worlds has a laudable goal of fostering a supportive business environment to position the region as a hub for technological innovation. However, this objective is largely incompatible with the EU’s current regulations for Internet services.

June 13, 2023

The UK’s Latest Antitrust Grab Could Be the Final Blow for Its Tech Sector

If enacted, the UK’s Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill could ruin the UK’s ability to compete with other leading tech sectors.

June 8, 2023

The Future of the Internet in Europe

Watch ITIF's expert panel discussion on the details and likely outcomes of the fair contribution policy proposal, and what the Internet might look like if it’s implemented.

May 18, 2023

Don’t Put US Tech Firms Under the Thumb of the European Commission

The EU is considering a new policy that would force American content providers like Google and Netflix to effectively subsidize European ISPs. The Biden administration should push back at the next meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council.

May 18, 2023

Feedback to the European Commission on the Future of the Electronic Communications Sector and Its Infrastructure: Fair Contribution by All Digital Players

ISPs do not deserve an extraneous fee for their participation in a mutually reliant ecosystem that benefits all parties. To mandate one would be to blithely ignore the strengths of the Internet’s current model in favor of preferencing certain players at everyone else’s expense.

May 15, 2023

The Great Revealing: Taking Competition in America and Europe Seriously

With its provocative claim that America now has less economic competition than the EU, Thomas Philippon’s book The Great Reversal has become a bible for neo-Brandeisians. But reports of the death of competition in America are highly exaggerated: While U.S. antitrust remains effective, EU competition policy has failed to stimulate innovation, productivity, or growth.

May 12, 2023

How China Divides Europe and the United States

The preeminent foreign policy question facing the West for at least the next several decades will be what to do about China’s rise as a techno-economic, military, and foreign policy power. But as things stand, Western leaders cannot even agree on the premise of the matter.

May 10, 2023

Assessing the State of Transatlantic Tech-Trade Relations

Watch the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) online event where they explored EU-U.S. transatlantic trade relations.

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