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January 29, 2024

Assessing the Dominican Republic’s Readiness to Play a Greater Role in Global Semiconductor and PCB Value Chains

The Dominican Republic is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, offers perhaps the most attractive business environment in Latin America, and is a leading candidate for nearshored investments in advanced manufacturing activity—particularly for electronics such as printed circuit boards (PCBs) and the assembly, test, and packaging (ATP) of semiconductors.

November 20, 2023

Comments to the National Congress of Brazil Regarding Regulation of Digital Platforms

Brazil should step back from following the EU’s experimental and harmful DMA regime and at least wait before embarking on a similar policy.

September 14, 2023

Latin American Subnational Innovation Competitiveness Index

For policymakers to bolster the global competitiveness of their nations and regions, they first must know where they stand. This report benchmarks the 182 regions of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and the United States using 13 commonly available indicators of strength in the knowledge economy, in globalization, and in innovation capacity.

August 21, 2023

Innovation and IP's Contribution to Global Social Challenges and Public Health

Stephen Ezell gave a presentation at the 43rd Congress of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI) on how Brazil can advance its competitiveness in innovation-based industries.

October 13, 2022

Lessons From Mexico’s Life Sciences Innovation Ecosystem for Indonesia

Stephen Ezell joins the program at HigherHeight 2022, hosted by Pfizer Indonesia and the Indonesian Biotechnology Study Program Association (IPSBI), to discuss what Indonesia can learn from Mexico’s experiences in building up its life sciences innovation ecosystem.

June 27, 2022

Latin America’s Advanced Industry Decline: What Explains the Region’s Poor Performance in Growing, or Even Retaining, Its Global Competitiveness in Advanced Industries?

If Latin America wants to avoid this fate, it needs to make a key decision: does it want to look east to China or north to the United States. The United States is leading the world in efforts to get China to roll back its unfair, mercantilist trade and economic policies. But that task will be much harder if the region sides with China or avoids the fight altogether and sits on the sidelines.

June 13, 2022

How Flawed Thinking Limits America’s National Industrial Strategy

Before policymakers can act, there needs to be a consensus that there is a problem, and a role for policy in solving it. When it comes to competitiveness, too many in Washington don’t recognize this.

November 30, 2020

Digital Economy Strategy in Colombia: An Analysis and Recommendations

Colombia faces significant political, social, and economic hurdles in building its digital economy, yet its progress toward developing a robust strategy deserves recognition. It has an opportunity to be a trailblazer and regional role model.

September 16, 2020

Assessing Colombian Government Websites

Citizens and businesses rely on government websites to access important information and services. Unfortunately, many Colombian government websites fail to meet basic website standards for security, speed, mobile friendliness, and accessibility.

September 16, 2020

New Study Finds Colombian Government Efforts to Modernize Websites Are Beginning to Show Results

Colombian citizens and businesses use government websites every day to find important information and access public services, and so it is important for those websites to meet basic standards for security, speed, mobile friendliness, or accessibility. According to a new report[RC1] released jointly today by two leading think tanks, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and TicTac, Colombian government agencies have opportunities to modernize their sites by further investing in cybersecurity, mobile-friendly web design, and cloud-based hosting.

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