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April 26, 2017

Today is World Intellectual Property Day, an important moment to consider the critical relationship between intellectual property (IP) protection and innovation, writes Nigel Cory in Innovation Files.

March 22, 2017

A recent discussion paper finds that among the G-20 economies, a 1 percentage point increase in public R&D investments as a share of GDP corresponds to a 9.57 percent increase in economic growth, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

March 9, 2017

Innovation and the property rights that secure it are key to meeting global health problems, write Stephen Ezell and Mark Schultz.

February 6, 2017

When a country increases the number of people and businesses using the Internet and boosts speeds by one percent each, it exports 0.8 percent more goods, benefiting households and industries, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

January 25, 2017

International patent data show a slowly diminishing gender gap aggregated across patent applications each year; from 1995 to 2015, female participation in patenting doubled, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

January 9, 2017

From China and Indonesia to Russia and Turkey, this report documents the year’s 10 worst cases of protectionist and trade-distorting polices that are subverting innovation in high-value tech sectors.

November 22, 2016

In 2004, public R&D made up 10 percent of global renewable energy R&D investments, but by 2014 the figure had risen to 35 percent, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

November 16, 2016

In a memo in Innovation Files to the newly appointed commerce minister of a developing country, Rob Atkinson outlines an “easy” plan to create a successful tech sector using best-in-breed strategies for enacting innovation mercantilism.

September 30, 2016

By eliminating price-distorting tariffs, countries give their business and citizens access to more diverse goods at lower prices, and thereby increase the stock of knowledge available to innovators everywhere, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.

April 7, 2016

This report ranks 56 countries based on the extent to which their domestic policies support global biopharmaceutical innovation.

January 20, 2016

This report assesses 56 countries on how their economic and trade policies contribute to and detract from innovation globally.

December 16, 2015

Just as the public sector was instrumental in enabling the development and deployment of the Internet, it must play a similar role to ensure the success of the Internet of Things.

June 8, 2015

This “pocket guide” provides a road map for policymakers around the world to expand ICT use in their countries by keeping prices low, keeping demand high, and strengthening key enabling factors across the public and private sectors.

February 24, 2015

This report explores the many ways companies benefit from the free flow of data across borders and how to reduce barriers to these important data flows.

October 24, 2014

A ranking of 125 nations on the level of government imposed taxes and tariffs on ICT goods and services.

October 8, 2014

This report ranks 55 nations on the extent of how they practice trade mercantilism.

September 9, 2014

ITIF presents a framework for evaluating and resolving cross-border Internet policy conflicts.

May 5, 2014

Differential geographic pricing of digital goods can increase social welfare and innovation.

March 6, 2014

Maximizing global innovation requires a new approach to global trade and economic policy.

December 9, 2013

This report argues that calls to keep data within national borders are misguided and ineffective in making data more secure.

September 25, 2013

The use of localization barriers to trade, by numerous countries, threatens the global economy.

April 7, 2013

The global agriculture system faces a rapidly growing challenge that must be met with resilience and innovation.

December 16, 2012

ITA member countries—developed and developing alike—should seize on the opportunity to further tariff rate elimination on ICT products.

December 1, 2012

Ezell, contributed an analysis of the U.S. service innovation economy as part of this study produced by the European Policies to Support Service Innovation program.

November 21, 2012

The ITU is facing obsolescence but this existential crisis does not justify a wholesale restructuring of Internet governance.

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