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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The Intensifying Competition for Global Innovation Leadership
Innovation Economics explains that economic growth hinges on the ability to innovate. While the U.S. has watched its manufacturing sector decline at a rate faster than during the Great Depression, shifted its R&D overseas, and squandered its ample resources on risky speculation, scores of nations have done the opposite and made investment in innovation a top priority. The similarities in the nature and causes of the decline experienced by both the United States and the United Kingdom are truly striking. Both nations failed to enact the right innovation-supporting policies, and both have paid the price with industrial decline. Remarkably, virtually all the factors that historians and economists attribute to the causes of British industrial decline almost exactly match the U.S. experience.
Building the Global Innovation Economy
In a piece for the Futurist based on the ideas postulated in Innovation Economics, authors Rob Atkinson and Stephen Ezell argue by kickstarting innovation around the world, pressing economic challenges could be solved in ways that benefit both individual nations and the world as a whole. Obstacles to overcome this include outdated and unfair policies, special-interest pandering, and fear of the future.
PDF download available courtesy of the World Future Society, www.wfs.org.