Publications: Robert D. Atkinson

August 2, 2012
The conventional wisdom that U.S. manufacturing job loss is simply a result of productivity-driven restructuring (akin to how U.S. agriculture lost jobs but remains healthy) is fundamentally flawed.
July 25, 2012
The TSA should consider providing expedited service with a fee to benefit both the travelers and the TSA.
July 20, 2012
Americans face a choice as a country: we can either keep focusing on maximizing present consumption, especially by older people, or we can focus on maximizing production so we can afford the critical investments in innovation.
July 19, 2012
Despite its efficacy, the United States continues to fall behind other nations in the generosity of its R&D tax incentive.
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.