Highlights

How ITA Expansion Benefits the Chinese and Global Economies

Comprehensively expanding the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) will significantly benefit China's economy and global IT innovation.

Why The Tax Reform Act of 2014 Should Expand, Not Cut, The R&D Tax Credit

Although it contains many positive proposals, the Tax Reform Act of 2014 would reduce the effectiveness of R&D tax incentives.

Understanding U.S. S&T Competitiveness: Rethinking NSF's S&E Indicators Report

NSF's new "Science and Engineering Indicators" presents a misleading view of U.S. tech-based competitiveness.

Do You Like Progress?

To understand where you stand on "progress," take a minute to answer ten multiple choice questions.   

An Innovation and Competitiveness-Centered Approach to Deficit Reduction

An innovative approach to cutting the budget deficit while also boosting growth.

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

April 14, 2014 Why The Tax Reform Act of 2014 Should Expand, Not Cut, The R&D Tax Credit
Although it contains many positive proposals, the Tax Reform Act of 2014 would reduce the effectiveness of R&D tax incentives.
April 11, 2014 How ITA Expansion Benefits the Chinese and Global Economies
Comprehensively expanding the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) will significantly benefit China's economy and global IT innovation.
April 10, 2014 Should the Department of Commerce Relinquish Direct Oversight Over ICANN
The U.S. decision to forgo oversight of Internet governance has inherent risks.
April 7, 2014 Understanding U.S. S&T Competitiveness: Rethinking NSF's S&E Indicators Report
NSF's new "Science and Engineering Indicators" presents a misleading view of U.S. tech-based competitiveness.
April 4, 2014 Choosing A Future: "The Second Machine Age" Review
Review of the new book "The Second Machine Age" by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.
March 24, 2014 Assessing U.S. Corporate Tax Reform in an Age of Global Competition
Lowering both the statutory and effective corporate tax rates will spur investment and U.S. competitiveness.
March 17, 2014 Why India’s PMA Will Harm the Indian and Global Economies
India’s Preferential Market Access policy is poised to damage the Indian and broader global economy.
March 6, 2014 Designing a Global Trading System to Maximize Innovation
Maximizing global innovation requires a new approach to global trade and economic policy.
February 26, 2014 Telecom Act Rewrite and the Potential Benefits to MWBEs and Minority Consumers
Doug Brake participated in the MMTC's Telecom Act Rewrite and the Potential Benefits to MWBEs and Minority Consumers panel.
February 3, 2014 Federally Supported Innovations
The origins of many technologies can be traced to an initial investment of U.S. federal research and development (R&D) support.
January 23, 2014 100 Data Innovations
This report provides a sampling of some of the most interesting and important contributions data-driven innovations have made in the past year.
January 7, 2014 An Innovation and Competitiveness-Centered Approach to Deficit Reduction
An innovative approach to cutting the budget deficit while also boosting growth.
January 6, 2014 The 10 Worst Innovation Mercantilist Policies of 2013
This report documents what ITIF believes to be the ten worst innovation mercantilist practices proposed, drafted or implemented in 2013.
December 9, 2013 The False Promise of Data Nationalism
This report argues that calls to keep data within national borders are misguided and ineffective in making data more secure.
December 6, 2013 University Research Funding: Still Lagging and Showing No Signs of Improvement
Twenty-three other nations invest more as a share of their economy in funding for university research and development than the U.S.

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Blogs & Op-eds

April 16, 2014 | Matthew Stepp and Amanda Kibbe
Investing in energy efficiency is good for the economy as well as the environment.
April 15, 2014 | Robert D. Atkinson
Legislation recently marked up in the Senate will provide crucial innovation support to manufacturers.
April 14, 2014 | Travis Korte and Jordan Misra
Mayor Bill de Blasio should expand the city's use of data and analytics.
April 10, 2014 | Robert D. Atkinson
To remain a leader in medical innovation, U.S. must strengthen research and IP.
April 10, 2014 | Val Giddings
Discussion of GMOs should focus on the facts.
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