Upcoming Events http://www.itif.org/event_upcoming en Understanding and Maximizing America’s Evolutionary Economy http://www.itif.org/events/understanding-and-maximizing-america-s-evolutionary-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>In the conventional view, the U.S. economy is a static entity, changing principally only in size (growing in normal times and contracting during recessions). But in reality, our economy is a constantly evolving, complex ecosystem. The U.S. economy of 2014 is different, not just larger, than the economy of 2013. Understanding that we are dealing with an evolutionary rather than a static economy has significant implications for the conceptualization of both economics and economic policy.</p> <p>ITIF President Robert Atkinson will present the findings from a new report that contrasts an evolutionary economic view with conventional economics, analyzes the three main sources of U.S. economic evolutionary change, and presents eight key principles for an evolutionary economics-inspired economic policy.</p><p>The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules<span style="font-family: arial; color: #7d6a55;"><span style="font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 18px;">.&nbsp;</span></span><strong>A live webcast will be available on this page. </strong>Lunch will be provided.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5930 </div> </div> </div> Economic Theory Thu, 02 Oct 2014 16:00:00 +0000 akey 5930 at http://www.itif.org The Global Mercantilist Index: Who’s The Worst? http://www.itif.org/events/global-mercantilist-index-who-s-worst <div class="field field-type-text field-field-enablereg"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable Registration </div> </div> </div> <p>Countries’ use of mercantilist economic policies has expanded dramatically, particularly in emerging economies such as Brazil, China, and India. These practices, such as forced technology transfer, local production as a condition of market access, intellectual property theft, restrictions on cross-border data flows, “indigenous innovation” and others, distort trade and investment and damage both the U.S. and global economies.</p> <p>To date there has been no systematic way to identify which nations are engaged in the most egregious mercantilist practices and which most damage the U.S. economy.&nbsp;This event will feature the release of an ITIF report the “Global Mercantilist Index” (GMI), which uses a comprehensive method to rank nations on 16 mercantilist policies while then proposing new policy tools to address the problems. The event will further discuss how the United States can lead development of a new global trade regime that favors rules- and market-based trade while supporting the modern knowledge- and innovation-based global economy.</p> <p>This event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. A live webcast will be available on this page.</p><div class="field field-type-computed field-field-rel-ids-issues"> <div class="field-label">Rel IDs for issues:</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5988 </div> </div> </div> Trade Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:00:00 +0000 akey 5988 at http://www.itif.org