Europe faces a quandary. The difficult fiscal straits most European nations face precludes “Keynesian” stimulus policies to spur demand. Yet austerity is a recipe for stagnation, even decline. But without austerity, budget deficits threaten the trust in financial institutions. ITIF president Rob Atkinson proposes five approaches to cope with this quandary and for Europe to maintain it's global competitiveness: embrace "innovation economics," embrace Schumpeter, embrace high productivity in all sectors, embrace work, and embrace an anti-mercantilist alliance with America.
Innovation Economics: Growth and Living Standards in a Global Economy
The Policy Network in London will host a lunchtime debate on Innovation Economics: Growth and Living Standards in a Global Economy featuring Rob Atkinson on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Register with the Policy Network.
Europe and America in the New Race for Global Advantage: Will Both Win?
Over the last decade, both the European and U.S. economies have felt the impact of a new race for global innovation advantage, and the troubled state of both economies shows that neither has responded effectively to this challenge. Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, President of the Washington, DC-based ITIF, and author of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Innovation Advantage will discuss how nations and the world are competing for innovation advantage, what the implications are for the U.S. and European economies, and what both regions must do to win the race and restore robust economic growth.
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Investing in Innovation for the Future: Science and Technology
ITIF president Rob Atkinson will present on the issues related to science and technology, as well as investing in research and development for the future, in a special presentation from Innovation Economics hosted by the Chicago Council on Science and Technology.
Featured Speaker Rob Atkinson, Author, "Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage"
Join us as Rob Atkinson, the author of the new book Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale University Press) and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, will present a pragmatic road map for how the United States can regain an innovation advantage in the global economy. In addition, Dr. Susan Cozzens of Georgia Tech will moderate a distinguished panel to discuss how to apply the ideas from Innovation Economics to Georgia.
Vice President & Executive Director, Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Tech
President/CEO, Invest Atlanta
Rep. Ron Stephens
Chair of Economic Development & Tourism, GA House of Representatives
January, 31 2013
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Centergy Building - Hodges Room
75 Fifth Street NW, Room 335
Atlanta, GA 30308
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