Highlights

The Global Mercantilist Index: A New Approach to Ranking Nations’ Trade Policies

This report ranks 55 nations on the extent of how they practice trade mercantilism.

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.

Beyond Internet Universalism: A Framework for Addressing Cross-Border Internet Policy

ITIF presents a framework for evaluating and resolving cross-border Internet policy conflicts.

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.

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

October 17, 2014 The Coming Transportation Revolution
We are on the cusp of an IT-enabled transformation of transportation.
October 8, 2014 The Global Mercantilist Index: A New Approach to Ranking Nations’ Trade Policies
This report ranks 55 nations on the extent of how they practice trade mercantilism.
October 2, 2014 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.
September 23, 2014 ITIF Responds to White House Strategy for American Innovation RFI
ITIF responds to the Administration's request for comments on the Strategy for American Innovation.
September 15, 2014 ITIF Files Open Internet Reply Comments
ITIF argues the FCC should develop flexible regulations under section 706.
September 10, 2014 The Rise of Data Poverty in America
This report assesses the development of a “data divide” in America.
September 10, 2014 Going Local: Connecting the National Labs to their Regions for Innovation and Growth
Policy should be reformed to better integrate the national labs with regional economies.
September 9, 2014 Beyond Internet Universalism: A Framework for Addressing Cross-Border Internet Policy
ITIF presents a framework for evaluating and resolving cross-border Internet policy conflicts.
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.

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Upcoming Events

October 29, 2014 - 9:00am
Join ITIF for a conversation with an expert panel about the evolution of the TPA.
October 29, 2014 - 10:00am
Please join us for a panel discussion of the NCATS technology transfer model, successful case studies, and lessons learned for other government agencies.
December 11, 2014 - 8:15am
Health IT Now and the Center for Data Innovation present a full-day summit exploring data-driven solutions that support genomic research and applications in health care.

Blogs & Op-eds

October 22, 2014 | Matthew Stepp
The drastic economic cost of across-the-board deep decarbonization can be avoided.
October 21, 2014 | Alan McQuinn
This accompanying blog summarizes ITIF's comments to the State of New York regarding their BitLicenses.
October 21, 2014 | Val Giddings
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service betrays it's conservationist legacy by adopting scientifically indefensible bans on modern farming techniques.
October 17, 2014 | Ben Miller
New paper finds that STEM immigrants increase wages for workers of all skill levels.
October 13, 2014 | Robert D. Atkinson
We need to end unproductive arguments and focus on real reform.
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