Highlights

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.

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.

The Worst Innovation Mercantilist Policies of 2014

This second annual report documents the worst innovation mercantilist practices proposed around the world in 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.

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.

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

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.
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.

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Upcoming Events

January 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
Join ITIF and the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi for a discussion of policy reforms needed to help India achieve more robust and sustainable levels of innovation, economic, and employment growth.

Blogs & Op-eds

December 17, 2014 | Daniel Castro
The transition of U.S. government oversight of ICANN continues to face hurdles.
December 17, 2014 | Michelle Wein
As the 114th Congress is sworn in next month, one of the biggest areas for bipartisan cooperation is on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
December 16, 2014 | Joe Kennedy
A new “diverted profits” tax on the profits of foreign companies operating in the United Kingdom is a mistake.
December 16, 2014 | Stephen Rose
Those who argue growth only benefits the rich are wrong.
December 15, 2014 | Joe Kennedy
A new study finds that small firms that qualified for a larger tax credit did spend more on R&D in the following years.
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