Economic Theory

Engineering 2.0: Rekindling American Ingenuity

September 11, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street, NW
Suite 610A

Engineering is the “sine qua non” of technological innovation. Unfortunately, the U.S. is falling behind in the race for global innovation advantage in part because we are unable to efficiently translate research into competitively produced products. This leads to huge trade deficits in advanced technology products and stagnant growth. Read more »

Winning With Innovation-Based Economic Development

August 23, 2013
| Presentations

Robert Atkinson presented "Winning With Innovation-Based Economic Development" to the North Carolina Association of County Comissioners. His presentation touched on getting the economic development principles right and ensuring that the region's competitive future rests on innovation and entrepreneurship. 

The Three Most Important Thinkers about Innovation You Need To Know

The New Republic
The new Republic sights ITIF’s Robert Atkinson as one of the nation’s key innovation policy experts.

Competitiveness, Innovation and Productivity: Clearing Up The Confusion

August 19, 2013
| Reports

To listen to many economists, pundits and policymakers discuss the economics of growth it would be easy to be confused by the commonly used terms: competitiveness, innovation and productivity. These terms are often used almost interchangeably and with little precise meaning. To remedy the situation, this policy memo defines these terms and explains how each is important in driving economic prosperity.

Innovation Makes the World a Better Place

August 2, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Toyota donated some of their systems engineering skills to a New York food bank. Charitable projects have to balance effectiveness and goodwill.

Big Finance is Strangling Innovation

The U.S. used to lead the world in innovation but today we are falling behind our principle competitors to the detriment of our economy.

Re-imagining the National Labs for the 21st Century Innovation Economy

July 29, 2013
| Presentations

Matthew Stepp briefed the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium on the Turning the Page: Reimagining the National Labs in the 21st Century Report.

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

Levin Details Important Challenges Ahead for International Trade

July 23, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

 House Ways and Means Ranking Member Sandy Levin’s remarks regarding U.S. trade negotiations reflect the principles of innovation economics, and why they are necessary in our global marketplace.

What Does $3.2M Buy in Open Government?

July 16, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

The Knight Foundation received hundreds of submissions to its “Knight News Challenge on Open Gov.,” a competition designed to create new tools to improve how citizens interact with government. Last month, the Foundation awarded over $3.2 million to eight winners. Here’s a round-up of what they do.

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