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.
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.
Latin America’s labor productivity grew at only 90 percent of the U.S. rate between 1990 and 2013, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
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.
Rob Atkinson writes in Innovation Files that three things struck him during the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Rob Atkinson presented to the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean on the impact of information and communications technologies (ICTs) on growth.
Rob Atkinson presented at the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Information Society in Latin America and the Caribbean in Mexico City.
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.
To ensure the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement creates a framework in which life sciences innovation flourishes throughout the TPP region, it needs to include 12 years of data protection for novel biologic drugs.
Stephen Ezell presented on Mexico’s Innovation Ecosystem at the Wilson Center.
The TPP will only be worth it if it concludes with an innovation-maximizing trade agreement that sets the standard for future trade deals for the U.S.
SME manufacturing extension programs are boosting innovation and growth in Latin American and Caribbean nations.
The widespread use of information and communications technology is a major driver of economic growth.
Negotiations toward the TPP Agreement should conclude with a gold-standard trade agreement.
ITIF makes the case for a landmark trade pact that raises the bar for global trade practices.