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.

The Innovation Policy Saga 2006-2016

June 23, 2011
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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 »

Special Greeting from Rob Atkinson

June 6, 2011
ITIF marks its 5th anniversary with a special policy forum on U.S. innovation and competitiveness.

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. ITIF will explore this question in a high-level policy forum on June 23. Read more »

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The Future of Innovation: Can America Keep Pace?

Time
Fareed Zakaria cites ITIF’s "Atlantic Century" report in arguing that innovation is the key to America’s future.
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