Publications: Robert D. Atkinson

October 21, 2013
Benjamin Freidman’s Neo-Luddite assessment of technology and jobs is a reminder why we should not let economists make policy.
October 18, 2013
The latest broadband rankings by Akami further illustrate that the claims of some broadband Casandras regarding the weakness of U.S. networks are highly misleading.
October 10, 2013
The U.S. freight transportation system faces major challenges and new policies are required to enhance investment and improve existing infrastructure.
October 7, 2013
The shutdown is just one symptom of a broader illness affecting governmental budgeting that is sabotaging our economic future.
October 4, 2013
A thorough analysis of capital investment over the past three decades uncovers several troubling trends.
September 26, 2013
The “robots are taking our jobs” narrative is not backed by the facts or common sense.
September 25, 2013
The use of localization barriers to trade, by numerous countries, threatens the global economy.
September 24, 2013
Many pundits, activists and policymakers are arguing that productivity causes job loss. They are wrong.
September 23, 2013
Before we go off talking about competitiveness and what country leads or lags, it would be useful to have the right definition and the right data.
September 20, 2013
The U.S. has made significant progress in creating a vibrant, high-quality and affordable broadband ecosystem.