Highlights

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.

ITIF President Robert Atkinson Testifies on “The Uncertain Future of the Internet”

Rob Atkinson testifies on the follies of Title II, and why instead we should seek bipartisan Congressional solution for smart network policy.

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

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 25, 2015 ITIF President Robert Atkinson Testifies on “The Uncertain Future of the Internet”
Rob Atkinson testifies on the follies of Title II, and why instead we should seek bipartisan Congressional solution for smart network policy.
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.
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.

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Upcoming Events

March 10, 2015 - 9:00am
Join ITIF for a discussion of a thought-provoking new report "Technology: Reshaping the Global Economy" by Standard Chartered.
March 12, 2015 - 9:00am
Recent reports suggest the U.S. government wants to ban strong encryption, a policy that could spell disaster for both U.S. competitiveness and civil liberties. Can policymakers reconcile the needs of law enforcement with good cybersecurity practices? Join ITIF for a lively panel discussion.
March 31, 2015 - 9:00am
Join ITIF for a lively panel discussion on governments’ role in fostering innovation in the modern economy.
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.

Blogs & Op-eds

March 3, 2015 | Stephen Rose
In this blog post, Stephen Rose addresses critics of his report "The False Claim That Inequality Rose During the Great Recession."
February 27, 2015 | Daniel Castro
States should push public universities to adopt open data policies.
February 26, 2015 | Stephen Ezell
International infringement of U.S. intellectual property continues to take a significant toll on the U.S. economy.
February 25, 2015 | Alan McQuinn
Florida's move to cut taxes on cellular services is a good step to help reduce the digital divide.
February 24, 2015 | Daniel Castro
Many countries are introducing data protectionist policies that limit the global economy.
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