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.

"Bridges": The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Innovation Policy

December 21, 2010
An audio reading of ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell's article in "Bridges," the Austrian Embassy Office of Science and Technology Policy's magazine.

The Winter 2010 issue of Bridges, the Austrian Embassy Office of Science and Technology Policy's magazine, features a summary of ITIF's recent survey of innovation policies employed by countries around the world, The Good, the Bad and Ugly and the Self-destructive) of Innovation Policy. This groundbreaking report urges action to thwart the growing innovation mercantilism practiced by some countries, and to move the world towards a more principled basis of competition. Read more »

How Innovation Plays Second Fiddle

December 2, 2010
| Blogs & Op-eds

The United States is falling behind in international economic competitiveness. While our 2009 Atlantic Century report ranked the United States sixth of 40 nations in “innovation-based competitiveness,” we are dead last in the rate of progress over the last decade. That poor performance is finally leading to action. Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and George LeMieux of Florida this year introduced legislation requiring the White House to develop a “national competitiveness strategy”—and now CAP has released an important report urging the federal government to rethink how it develops and coordinates competitiveness policy.

Originally published at the Center for American Progress.

"Bridges": The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Innovation Policy

December 21, 2010
| Reports

The Winter 2010 issue of Bridges, the Austrian Embassy's Office of Science and Technology Policy's magazine, features a summary of ITIF's recent survey of innovation policies employed by countries around the world, The Good, the Bad and Ugly and the Self-destructive) of Innovation Policy. This groundbreaking report urges action to thwart the growing innovation mercantilism practiced by some countries, and to move the world towards a more principled basis of competition.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Innovation Policy

November 22, 2010 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
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An increasing number of countries think achieving economic growth through technology exports is preferable to doing so by raising domestic productivity levels through innovation, particularly by leveraging information technology. Read more »

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Innovation Policy

November 22, 2010
Multimedia from the event "Innovation Mercantilism: The Bad, The Ugly, and The Self-Destructive."

An increasing number of countries think achieving economic growth through technology exports is preferable to doing so by raising domestic productivity levels through innovation, particularly by leveraging information technology. These nations, of which China is only the most prominent, are not so much focused on innovation as on technology mercantilism, specifically the manipulation of currency, markets, standards, IP rights, etc., to gain an unfair advantage favoring their technology exports in international trade. Read more »

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