Highlights

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.
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.

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Upcoming Events

December 3, 2014 - 10:00am
ITIF hosts a panel discussion with the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership's discussing their new report, "Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing."
December 4, 2014 - 1:00pm
Join us for an afternoon of conversation about the future of smart devices, communities, and policies that will enable the Internet of Things.
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.
December 16, 2014 - 9:00am
Join us for the release of a report by labor economist Stephen Rose that uses new data to show the benefits of productivity growth for all Americans.

Blogs & Op-eds

November 19, 2014 | Doug Brake
Using any form of Title II to implement net neutrality would hamper innovation and investment.
November 19, 2014 | Ben Miller
New research confirms robots aren't stealing jobs in developing countries either.
November 18, 2014 | Robert D. Atkinson
Comparisons to electricity and cable TV are off base.
November 18, 2014 | Alan McQuinn
The negative effects of data privacy could outweigh benefits.
November 17, 2014 | Daniel Castro
We need a middle ground approach to international Internet policy.
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