Competitiveness

Innovation, including the diffusion of information technology throughout the economy, is key to boosting productivity, which in turn is at the heart of increasing living standards.

Import Money – Export Goods

July 7, 2011
| Blogs & Op-eds

The June 2011 job creation figures were disappointing at best and also underscore the failure of the American economy to create decent jobs. In a New America Foundation article, Rob Atkinson proposes spurring good job creation with a tax holiday to bring overseas profits of U.S. back into the United States, a manufacturing strategy aimed at increasing exports and overcoming the stubborn theology that prays at the altar of the strong dollar.

Cut Mortgage Subsidies and Invest in Innovation

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Writing for "Global Public Square," Bruce Katz recommends the United States heed ITIF's call for a National Innovation Foundation to bring together and ramp up the government’s fragmented efforts to boost commercial innovation.

The Innovation Policy Saga 2006-2016

June 23, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
7th floor
Washington
DC
20001

ITIF is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. Whatever contributions ITIF has made in enhancing public awareness of innovation’s central role in our economic health and in shaping public policies to improve U.S. capacity to innovate and compete, we have just begun. Whether the U.S. Read more »

The Innovation Policy Saga 2006-2016

June 23, 2011
Video from event.

ITIF is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. Whatever contributions ITIF has made in enhancing public awareness of innovation’s central role in our economic health and in shaping public policies to improve U.S. capacity to innovate and compete, we have just begun. Whether the U.S. can marshal its formidable resources and talent to prevail in today’s innovation-driven and competitive world remains an open question. Read more »

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Understanding the Importance of Export Credit Financing to U.S. Competitiveness

June 22, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rayburn House Office Building (B369)
Independence Avenue and South Capitol Street
Washington
DC
20515

Export credit financing is a vital component of U.S. international competitiveness and a key ingredient for many successful U.S. exporters. But now, more and more foreign countries are adopting this tool and the competition in export credit financing has become increasingly formidable. Read more »

Understanding the Importance of Export Credit Financing to U.S. Competitiveness

June 22, 2011
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Export credit financing is a vital component of U.S. international competitiveness and a key ingredient for many successful U.S. exporters. But now, more and more foreign countries are adopting this tool and the competition in export credit financing has become increasingly formidable. For example, both China and India have increased their levels of export credit financing by over 200 percent since 2005. With the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank upon us, ITIF introduces a new report highlighting the importance of export credit financing to the U.S. Read more »

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Technology and Automation Create, Not Destroy, Jobs

June 15, 2011
| Blogs & Op-eds

The productivity gains that technology and automation generate—including through self-service technologies such as ATMs, kiosks, and self-checkout machines—ultimately create jobs, not destroy them, as the President recently claimed.

National Journal Innovation Works Conference

July 13, 2011 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Atrium Ballroom, Concourse Level
Washington
DC
20004

Innovation isn’t just about the latest new gadget; it’s the vital spark that improves the quality of our lives. At the Innovation Works conference, National Journal will examine new cutting-edge innovations and the public policy environment that generates these new technologies. Read more »

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