Productivity

Does the US Face an Innovation Crisis?

BusinessWeek
Steve Hamm’s BusinessWeek article draws upon ITIF reports RAND’s Rose-colored Glasses and The Atlantic Century to dispel the popular belief that America is the global leader in innovation and competitiveness and will continue to lead in the future.

Falling Behind: U.S. Competitiveness in a High-Tech World

November 3, 2009
Talk by Rob Atkinson at New College, Sarasota, Florida.

Rob Atkinson gave a talk at New College on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 on "Falling Behind: U.S. Competitiveness in a High-Tech World."

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WIRED for Innovation

October 16, 2009 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm
ITIF
1101 K Street, Suite 610
Washington, DC
20005

Professor and author Eric Brynjolfsson, one of the world’s leading authorities on the role of information technology in driving economic growth and business competitive advantage, presents findings from his new book Wired for Inn Read more »

Investment in digital infrastructure can revive the British economy with 700,000 jobs, says new report

Washington, DC - The UK can create and retain 700,000 jobs with policies to spur ambitious and immediate investment in its digital networks, finds a study published today. Read more »

The Digital Road to Recovery: A Stimulus Plan to Create Jobs, Boost Productivity and Revitalize America

January 7, 2009 - 9:00am - 10:30am
The National Press Club
529 Fourteenth Street, NW
First Amendment Lounge
Washington, DC
20005

As Congress considers a substantial stimulus package to get the economy moving, investing in new economy digital infrastructures will provide significant opportunities not just for short-term stimulus and job creation, but also longer term economic and social benefits. Read more »

The Digital Road to Recovery: A Stimulus Plan to Create Jobs, Boost Productivity and Revitalize America

January 7, 2009
| Reports

As Congress considers a substantial stimulus package to get the economy moving, investing in new economy digital infrastructures will provide significant opportunities not just for short-term stimulus and job creation, but also longer term economic and social benefits. In the report, “The Digital Road to Recovery: A Stimulus Plan to Create Jobs, Boost Productivity and Revitalize America,” ITIF provides a detailed analysis and estimate of the short-term jobs impacts of spurring investment in three critical digital networks: broadband networks, the smart grid (making the electric distribution system intelligent) and health IT, and outlines policy steps to spur this investment.

ITIF finds that investments in America’s digital infrastructure will spur significant job creation in the short run. Specifically, ITIF estimates that spurring an additional investment of $30 billion in America’s IT network infrastructure in 2009 will create approximately 949,000 U.S. jobs.

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Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Benefits of the IT Revolution

October 2, 2008 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
The Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building
Room LJ 162

In 2007, ITIF released the groundbreaking report Digital Prosperity: Understanding the Economic Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution that documented how IT, since the mid-1990s, has been the principal driver of increased economic growth not only in the United States but also in many other nations. Read more »

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