Highlights

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.

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.

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.

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

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.
January 5, 2015 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.
December 16, 2014 Was JFK Wrong? Does Rising Productivity No Longer Lead to Substantial Middle Class Income Gains?
Productivity growth is needed to ensure a robust economy that benefits the average American worker.
December 15, 2014 The Middle Kingdom Galapagos Island Syndrome: The Cul-De-Sac of Chinese Technology Standards
China's use of indigenous technology standards threatens to cause a harmful “Galapagos Island” effect.
December 8, 2014 The Worst Innovation Mercantilist Policies of 2014
This second annual report documents the worst innovation mercantilist practices proposed around the world in 2014.
December 4, 2014 10 Policy Principles for Unlocking the Potential of the Internet of Things
This report presents ten principles to help policymakers accelerate deployment of the Internet of Things.
November 21, 2014 The Challenges for America’s Defense Innovation
Defense innovation is a key driver of U.S. security and economic competitiveness, however our preeminence in this area is under threat.
November 6, 2014 The Economic Cost of the European Union's Cookie Notification Policy
The EU's HTTP Cookie Notification Policy is costing Europe $2.3 billion a year and needs to go.
October 24, 2014 Digital Drag: Ranking 125 Nations on Taxes and Tariffs on ICT Goods and Services
A ranking of 125 nations on the level of government imposed taxes and tariffs on ICT goods and services.
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.

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Upcoming Events

February 11, 2015 - 9:00am
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Blogs & Op-eds

January 22, 2015 | Robert D. Atkinson
Senator Thune’s proposal offers a reasonable compromise.
January 22, 2015 | Robert D. Atkinson
FCC Chairman Wheeler's “competition uber alles” ideology is simply out of touch with the economics of broadband networks.
January 21, 2015 | Joe Kennedy
Implementing a domestic tax on overseas profits would be a mistake.
January 21, 2015 | Ben Miller
Sen. Rubio and Jon Stewart show how productivity too often takes a back seat to ideology.
January 20, 2015 | Matthew Stepp and Megan Nicholson
The climate community is backing the wrong policy and it’s running out of time.
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