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 Immigrant Brain Drain: How America Is Losing Its High-Tech Talent

PBS
In an op-ed for PBS’ the Business Desk, Vivek Wadhwa sites an ITIF report which analyzes the STEM worker shortage in the U.S.

The Immigrant Brain Drain: How America Is Losing Its High-Tech Talent
In an op-ed for PBS’ the Business Desk, Vivek Wadhwa sites an ITIF’s which analyzes the STEM worker shortage in the U.S.

 

Francis S. Collins: By the Book

New York Times
Francis S. Collins suggests that President Obama read “Leadership in Decline: Assessing U.S. International Competitiveness in Biomedical Research.”

CHLI Congressional Briefing Series - "Competition & Innovation"

July 25, 2013
| Presentations

Daniel Castro spoke on the topic of "How the Internet is Creating Opportunities for Latinos"  at the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Briefing on Internet & Innovation.

See the event information.

The Impact of PRISM on Digital Trade Policy

July 24, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street
610A
Washington
DC
20005

The recent revelations that the United States (and some other countries) are engaging in widespread clandestine surveillance of digital communications challenges many prior assumptions about the privacy and security of electronic data. These national security efforts will likely have an impact on the ability of the U.S. Read more »

The U.S. Copyright System is Essential to American Innovation

Half a Loaf on Immigration: Why High Skill Immigration Reform is Essential

July 18, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Amidst the continuing fireworks over illegal immigration and immigration reform, many people might forget that around one set of immigration issues—the need for more high-skilled immigrants—Congress has already long come to agreement.

Brazil ranks 32nd in the world in the number of resident patents granted.

The Brazilian government must introduce policy reforms that will spur domestic innovation and entrepreneurship. A key area of focus should be the nation's outdated patent system. Currently it takes 5 to 8 years to be granted a patent in Brazil compared to an average of 3 years in the United States.

CBO Report Says Immigration Bill Benefits the Middle Class (don’t listen to those claiming otherwise)

July 9, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Some commentators have misunderstood the projected impact of the Senate immigration bill, which is projected to have clear benefits for the middle class.