Highlights

The Internet of Things: Exploring the Next Technology Frontier

The Internet of Things presents an opportunity to address major economic and societal change.

Open Data in the G8: A Review of Progress on the Open Data Charter

This report assesses the current state of open data efforts in G8 countries.

Cross-Border Data Flows Enable Growth in All Industries

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.

The 2014 ITIF Luddite Awards

A growing array of interests stand resolutely opposed to innovation. ITIF nominates 10 organizations that have done the most to smash the engines of innovation.

Understanding and Maximizing America's Evolutionary Economy

Conventional economics provides an increasingly poor guide for economic policy and should be replaced by an evolutionary economics framework.

Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage

"Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage." This new book delivers a critical wake-up call: a fierce global race for innovation advantage is under way and the United States is running the risk of losing.

Recent Publications

March 24, 2015 The Internet of Things: Exploring the Next Technology Frontier
The Internet of Things presents an opportunity to address major economic and societal change.
March 18, 2015 Sharing in the Success of the Digital Economy: A Progressive Approach to Radical Innovation
A collection of essays making the case for the progressive power of innovation and the digital economy in enabling societies to cope with new challenges.
March 17, 2015 Open Data in the G8: A Review of Progress on the Open Data Charter
This report assesses the current state of open data efforts in G8 countries.
March 16, 2015 Reforming Regulation to Drive International Competitiveness
Smart regulatory reform focused on sectors that compete internationally can boost U.S. economic competitiveness while maintaining, or even increasing, social benefits.
February 26, 2015 Healthy Funding: Ensuring a Growing and Predictable Budget for National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health needs greater resources and more funding stability.
February 24, 2015 Cross-Border Data Flows Enable Growth in All Industries
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.
February 23, 2015 A Policymaker's Guide to the GMO Controversies
Unfounded fears surrounding GMOs distorts policy decision making.
February 17, 2015 The False Claim That Inequality Rose During the Great Recession
Notwithstanding claims to the contrary, income inequality has fallen, not increased, since the Great Recession.
February 9, 2015 American Innovation Under Structural Erosion and Global Pressures
U.S. global innovation leadership is faltering and in danger of flat lining.
February 2, 2015 How and When Regulators Should Intervene
This report proposes that as regulators contemplate weighing punitive actions on companies that they incorporate a typology based on the companies’ intent and the harm they caused.
January 28, 2015 The Foreign Investment Climate in China
Actions need to be taken to address China’s mercantilist practices.
January 26, 2015 The Intellectual Basis of U.S. Trade Policy Trench Warfare
This report describes and postulates the three competing economic doctrines that shape trade policy debates.
January 20, 2015 The Limits of the Knowledge-Based Capital Framework
The current frameworks measuring knowledge-based capital still need significant work before being a useful macro indicator.
January 12, 2015 Coase and WiFi: The Law and Economics of Unlicensed Spectrum
A mix of unlicensed and licensed spectrum is well grounded in Ronald Coase's economic pragmatism.
January 12, 2015 The Myth of America’s Manufacturing Renaissance: The Real State of U.S. Manufacturing
Despite modest growth, U.S. manufacturing is not experiencing a renaissance.

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Upcoming Events

March 31, 2015 - 9:00am
Join ITIF for a lively panel discussion on governments’ role in fostering innovation in the modern economy.
April 1, 2015 - 9:00am
Join us to discuss what tech populism means for the policy debates and how policymakers can bring the debate back to facts and reason, instead of spin and distortion, to further innovation for all.
April 22, 2015 - 1:00pm
Join us to discuss how the evolution of digital content affects independent artists.

Blogs & Op-eds

March 24, 2015 | Joe Kennedy
Two new tax proposals promise to help small, research-intensive companies attract investors even when they are still far from profitability.
March 23, 2015 | Michelle Wein
How policymakers can rise above the trench warfare that has long impeded progress on trade policy.
March 23, 2015 | Adams Nager
Welcoming high-skilled STEM workers in technology industries creates jobs in the service economy.
March 23, 2015 | Robert D. Atkinson
If Congress fails to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank it puts America at a competitive disadvantage.
March 20, 2015 | Val Giddings
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has departed from scientific consensus to declare glyphosate, a “probable human carcinogen.”
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