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.

Maybe Japan Was Just a Warm-Up

The New York Times
Rob Atkinson reminds us that the United States employed a robust innovation policy to address the Japanese economic challenge in the 1980s.

Krugman Flat Wrong that Competitiveness is a Myth

January 25, 2011
| Blogs & Op-eds

ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell takes on Paul Krugman’s contention that only companies compete and that nations aren’t in economic competition with one another.

Reversing U.S. Innovation Decline

January 25, 2011
Audio of Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, and Rob Atkinson offering a cautionary assessment of America's innovation capabilities and laying out a vision to restore our global economic leadership.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, honorary ITIF co-chair, and ITIF President Rob Atkinson offer a cautionary assessment of America's innovation capabilities and lay out a vision to restore our global economic leadership at an event at The Commonwealth Club of California on January 19, 2011. Read more »

The current situation of the U.S. ICT industry and innovation

January 25, 2011
| Presentations

Presentation on "The Current Sitatuation of the U.S. ICT Industry and Innovation" at the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in Tokyo, Japan.

Technology: A Dip in the Valley

Financial Times
Rob Atkinson dispels any optimism about the "relative decline" of U.S. technological innovation and competitiveness.

Reversing U.S. Innovation Decline: What the U.S. Economy Needs for the Next Decade

January 19, 2011
| Presentations

Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA, honorary ITIF co-chair, and ITIF President Rob Atkinson will offer a cautionary assessment of America's innovation capabilities and lay out a vision to restore our global economic leadership at an event at The Commonwealth Club of California, one of the country's oldest and largest public affairs forums, on January 19, 2011, in Menlo Park, California.

U.S. Slipping as an Innovation Leader

San Francisco Chronicle
Rob Atkinson argues that the U.S. will have to find the political will to end the partisan gridlock in order to effectively implement the national innovation and competitiveness strategy.
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