Highlights

How Tech Populism is Undermining Innovation

This report explores how populism has overtaken many tech policy debates and proposes a counter philosophy of tech progressivism to better guide discussions and debates around tech policy issues.

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

April 1, 2015 How Tech Populism is Undermining Innovation
This report explores how populism has overtaken many tech policy debates and proposes a counter philosophy of tech progressivism to better guide discussions and debates around tech policy issues.
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.

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Upcoming Events

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

April 1, 2015 | Robert D. Atkinson
The U.S. and its allies need to tell China enough is enough.
April 1, 2015 | Daniel Castro
U.S. elections have not kept pace with the opportunities afforded by technology.
March 31, 2015 | Daniel Castro
ICANN reforms are required to ensure that the upcoming transition of Internet oversight is successful.
March 31, 2015 | Robert D. Atkinson
Advocates who promote net neutrality as a societal equalizer are fighting the wrong battle.
March 31, 2015 | Adams Nager
The small businesses amendments to the Ex-Im Banks' Reauthorization hurt small businesses.
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