Productivity

Time for an Innovation and Growth Budget, Not an Austerity Budget

The Role of Innovation and Technology in Driving Government Productivity

December 17, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K St. NW
610 A
Washington
DC
20005

With all levels of government facing a budget crunch, governments will have to find ways to cut costs without cutting servicesin other words, boost productivity.  But to date, boosting productivity in government operations has taken a back seat to other priorities. Read more »

The Role of Innovation and Technology in Driving Government Productivity

December 17, 2013
ITIF and a panel of experts assessed how technology can drive government productivity.
With all levels of government facing a budget crunch, governments will have to find ways to cut costs without cutting services—in other words, boost productivity.  But to date, boosting productivity in government operations has taken a back seat to other priorities. In fact, the federal government doesn’t even measure government productivity.
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Can Technology Improve Government Productivity and Will Government Take Advantage of It?

Decoupling Revisited: Who is Reaping the Benefits of Economic Growth?

November 26, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

A new economics paper examines how incomes have changed in the past 40 years, finding that growth has benefited everyone. Some have benefited more than others, however, and much of the benefits have ended up paying for more expensive healthcare plans.

Are Advancements in Computing Over? The Future of Moore’s Law

November 21, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Russell Senate Office Building
Constitution Ave. NE and 1st Street NE
485
Washington
DC
20002

From our smart phones to our broadband networks to the advanced electronics in our cars, we owe them all to “Moore’s Law.” Named after Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, the term refers to a prediction made in the 1960s that computing power would double every two years. And miraculously it has: computing power is over 1.1 million times faster today than it was 40 years ago. Read more »

Is Moore's Law Dead?

Latin America and the Caribbean trail other nations in productivity growth.

Manufacturing productivity growth in LAC countries over the past two decades has significantly trailed both that of developed economies and other developing nations (particularly Southeast Asian nations), in large part due to the slow rate of productivity growth among small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). To address this, nations need to specifically improve innovation assistance services for SMEs which have been shown to positively impact productivity growth. 

Fixing the U.S. Budget Deficit

November 6, 2013
Robert Atkinson appeared on Bloomberg Radio’s Taking Stock to discuss policy reforms that can address the budget deficit without sacrificing growth inducing federal investments.

Robert Atkinson appeared on Bloomberg Radio’s Taking Stock to discuss policy reforms that can address the budget deficit without sacrificing growth inducing federal investments.

Grasping at Luddite Straws

October 21, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Benjamin Freidman has joined the ever growing neo-Luddite movement in America that mistakenly attributes our economic problems to too much technology and automation. This theory has now basis in the facts and is damaging to long term U.S. economic and innovation competitiveness.