Productivity

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

November 21, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am
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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.

Robots Taking All Our Jobs? Ridiculous

September 26, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

With unemployment rates so high for so long, one explanation making the rounds is that "the robots are taking our jobs." Fortunately for workers and for those who understand the potential of new technologies, these ideas are essentially misguided speculation. They fly in the face of years of economic data as well as current trends.

Increased Productivity is Key for Healthy Manufacturers, Healthy Economy

September 24, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

In today’s hypercompetitive global economy, even the best manufacturers need to continuously boost productivity to survive. However, a growing number of pundits, activists and policymakers now argue that productivity causes job loss and therefore is bad for the economy. They are wrong.

Assessing the True Size and Scope of Online Piracy

Engineering 2.0: Rekindling American Ingenuity

September 11, 2013
Engineering is the “sine qua non” of technological innovation. Unfortunately, the U.S. is falling behind in the race for global innovation advantage in part because we are unable to efficiently translate research into competitively produced products.
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Robots Are Not The Problem

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