Economic Theory

Is the U.S. Losing the Global Innovation Advantage Race?

October 9, 2012
Rob Atkinson discusses what he believes is the real reason for the financial collapse and Great Recession.

Rob Atkinson discusses what he believes is the real reason for the financial collapse and Great Recession, as explained in Innovation Economics, with Fox News anchor Steve Brown.

The Seeds That Federal Money Can Plant

The New York Times
Steve Lohr covered ITIF's new book "Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage."

Innovation Consensus: "Innovation Economics" Presentation at New America Foundation

October 5, 2012 - 8:30am - 10:00am
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW
Suite 400
Washington
DC
20036

ITIF President Rob Atkinson will discuss his new book Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage, co-authored with ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell. Read more »

Innovation Consensus: "Innovation Economics" Presentation at New America Foundation

October 5, 2012
"Innovation Economics" presentation at the New America Foundation.

ITIF President Rob Atkinson will discuss his new book Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage, co-authored with ITIF Senior Analyst Stephen Ezell. This important book provides a wake-up call for U.S. policymakers. A fierce global race for innovation advantage is under way and the United States is falling behind. Read more »

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Stephen Ibaraki Interview Series: "Innovation Economics"

October 4, 2012
Stephen Ibaraki interviews Rob Atkinson on "Innovation Economics" for his podcast series.

Stephen Ibaraki interviews Rob Atkinson on Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage for his podcast series. Atkinson discussed the broader themes, recommendations, and current innovation and economic challenges as discussed in the book. 

Technology and Economics on "White House Chronicle"

October 2, 2012
"White House Chronicle Host" Llewellyn King host ITIF president Rob Atkinson for an episode called "Technology and Economics."

"White House Chronicle Host" Llewellyn King host ITIF president Rob Atkinson for an episode called "Technology and Economics." Rob discusses his new book Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage.

Moving from Economic Uncertainty to Prosperity with a Global Innovation Consensus

September 26, 2012
| Blogs & Op-eds

In a piece for Policy Network, Stephen Ezell sheds light on the new global reality. A unique opportunity sits before the United States and other countries to usher in an era of Innovation Economics. Citizens of all countries cannot be expected to wait out a generation as leaders make incremental adjustments to time-worn policies. It is time to put innovation at the service of economic opportunity, transformation, and renewal.

Innovation Economics on Charlotte Talks

September 25, 2012
"Innovation Economics" on Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins.

Innovation Economics on "Charlotte Talks" with Mike Collins.

"Innovation Economics" on KPCW

September 24, 2012
KPCW’s Larry Warren and Doug Wells interviewed Robert Atkinson, co-author of Innovation Economics: The Race For Global Advantage.

On "Mountain Money," KPCW’s Larry Warren and Doug Wells interviewed Robert Atkinson, co-author of Innovation Economics: The Race For Global Advantage.

Why U.S. Economy Imploded and Why Recovery is So Slow

September 19, 2012
| Blogs & Op-eds

As explained in Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage, the only solution then as well as now is to address America’s real problem: its structural competitiveness crisis. Low interest rates can’t spur spending and investment when wages are stagnant and investment opportunities much richer outside the United States. This is why corporate investment in machinery and equipment has been stagnant over the last five years. And more stimulus would be like an adrenaline shot to a heart plagued with chronic disease. It might get the heart pumping stronger for a while, but without a competitive heart, health can’t be restored.