Highlights

State Open Data Policies and Portals

This report provides a snapshot of states’ efforts to create open data policies and portals.

The 2014 State New Economy Index

The State New Economy Index uses 25 indicators to measure the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven and innovation-based.

Understanding the U.S. National Innovation System

The future economic health of the U.S. economy will depend on the strength of its national innovation system.

Beyond 2015: An Innovation-Based Framework For Global Climate Policy

CCEI proposes a new global framework for addressing climate change with clean energy innovation.

Raising European Productivity Growth Through ICT

Europe's increasing productivity gap with the U.S. can be addressed by taking better advantage of ICT.

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

August 18, 2014 State Open Data Policies and Portals
This report provides a snapshot of states’ efforts to create open data policies and portals.
July 21, 2014 ICT Innovation Policy in China: A Review
The Chinese government has created a broad strategy to “informatize” its economy and society.
July 17, 2014 The Role of Trade and Technology in 21st-Century Manufacturing
In testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, Stephen Ezell analyzed the current challenges facing America’s manufacturing economy and offered several policy recommendations designed to bolster global competitiveness.
July 15, 2014 ITIF Files Comments with FCC on Open Internet
ITIF files comments supporting the FCC's flexible approach to promoting the open Internet under section 706.
June 30, 2014 Understanding the U.S. National Innovation System
The future economic health of the U.S. economy will depend on the strength of its national innovation system.
June 16, 2014 Setting the Record Straight: De-Identification Does Work
When implemented properly, de-identification can enable the benefits of data analytics without threats to privacy.
June 12, 2014 Barriers to U.S. Global Clean Energy Leadership
Matthew Stepp testifies before the United States House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
June 11, 2014 The 2014 State New Economy Index
The State New Economy Index uses 25 indicators to measure the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven and innovation-based.
June 9, 2014 ITIF Summer Reading List 2014
ITIF’s annual review of books covering technology and innovation issues.
June 9, 2014 Comments to the FTC on Patient-generated Health Data
Undue regulation would hamper public benefit of patient-generated health data.
June 4, 2014 The Location Privacy Protection Act of 2014
Senate testimony argues that limiting collection of geo-location data by third parties for commercial use stifles innovation.
June 2, 2014 Raising European Productivity Growth Through ICT
Europe's increasing productivity gap with the U.S. can be addressed by taking better advantage of ICT.
May 27, 2014 Beyond 2015: An Innovation-Based Framework For Global Climate Policy
CCEI proposes a new global framework for addressing climate change with clean energy innovation.
May 14, 2014 Innovations For Accessible Elections
Technology offers many opportunities to increase the accessibility of elections for people with disabilities.
May 12, 2014 Unlocking the Potential of Physician-to-Patient Telehealth Services
Policymakers need to address several barriers before patients can fully enjoy the benefits of telehealth.

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Upcoming Events

August 28, 2014 - 9:00am
Join us for a discussion on the potential impact of 16 emerging smart transportation technologies on US oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
September 9, 2014 - 12:00pm
ITIF presents a new framework for evaluating cross-border Internet policy conflicts that respects both the global nature of the Internet and national laws and norms.
September 10, 2014 - 9:00am
Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion about the technologies and policies that can help build a more inclusive society.
September 17, 2014 - 12:00pm
ITIF will host the American release of the Global Innovation Index 2014. The report presentation will be followed by an expert panel.

Blogs & Op-eds

August 25, 2014 | Alan McQuinn
The "right to be forgotten" may have led to more privacy concerns than intended.
August 19, 2014 | Adams Nager
The U.S. manufacturing sector has been losing jobs at an alarming rate since 2000.
August 18, 2014 | Adams Nager
Since 1999, the United States has suffered a 13 percent decline in triadic patent filings.
August 14, 2014 | Ben Miller
Slow US productivity growth reinforces the need for more public investment in R&D.
August 14, 2014 | Michelle Wein
The renewal of African Growth and Opportunity Act presents an opportunity to strengthen it.
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