Publications: Robert D. Atkinson

July 19, 2012
The federal government should support the designation of a core of approximately 20 leading “manufacturing universities.”
July 13, 2012
A five point framework for government agencies when making decisions about using taxpayer funds to support individual firms.
July 12, 2012
Creating a Morrill Act for the 21st century could solve some of the critical deficits in U.S. manufacturing sector and STEM fields.
July 1, 2012
Policymakers and advocates face a fundamental choice when it comes to green mercantilism.
June 29, 2012
If we want to restore American competitiveness it’s time to rethink programs designed to help Main Street small business, and how big business can drive real economic recovery.
June 22, 2012
The engines of a nation's competitiveness, innovation, and productivity are not mom-and-pop small businesses but rather the firms in traded sectors, many of which are big firms.
June 22, 2012
ITIF's choices for top innovation reads for summer 2012.
June 14, 2012
Global energy innovation is being undermined by unfair trade practices.
June 7, 2012
Ed Luce's "Time to Start Thinking" raises an important reality check for Americans.
June 5, 2012
Reacting to VMT tax after an appearance on CNBC with Cato's Dan Mitchell.