Understanding and Maximizing America’s Evolutionary Economy

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
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Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street, NW
610A
Washington
DC
20005

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.

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.

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The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rulesA live webcast will be available on this page. Streaming works best with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. Lunch will be provided. 

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