Publications: Robert D. Atkinson
January 7, 2009
The Digital Road to Recovery: A Stimulus Plan to Create Jobs, Boost Productivity and Revitalize America
This report provides a detailed analysis and estimate of the short-term jobs impacts of using the stimulus package to spur investment in three critical digital networks: broadband, the smart grid and health IT.
December 23, 2008
Amar Bhidé’s new book, The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World, rightly observes that the venturesomeness of a country’s consumers, their demand for innovation consumption, is crucial to achieve an innovative economy. While true, this does not mean that an economy’s ability to produce innovations—based largely on the underlying scientific and technological strength of its workforce and industries—is unimportant.
December 17, 2008
Rob Atkinson and Mark Cooper argue that Congress should tie any aid to automakers to preemption of laws that prohibit auto manufactures from selling directly to consumers over the Internet.
December 15, 2008
The only way to solve the global warming problem is through support of a dramatically expanded and improved CO2 reduction R&D program.
December 12, 2008
If the tectonic economic events of the last few months have shown us anything it’s that many of the core assumptions embedded in the prevailing neoclassical economic doctrine that drives much of Washington’s thinking on economic policy are no longer valid.
November 18, 2008
ITIF employs 29 indicators to assess the extent to which the 50 state economies are structured according to the tenets of the New Economy.
November 12, 2008
ITIF President Rob Atkinson asks in his recent Huffington Post article what will Obamanomics look like? That is to say, in what direction with America’s President-elect lead the nation’s economy?
October 28, 2008
October 11, 2008
Timely, Targeted, Temporary and Transformative: Crafting an Innovation-Based Economic Stimulus Package
In a new report, Timely, Targeted, Temporary and Transformative: Crafting an Innovation-Based Economic Stimulus Package, ITIF lays out eight specific proposals that would not only spur spending and economic activity in the short run, but also help addresses these challenges going forward.
October 1, 2008
This report shows how IT is the key enabler of many of today’s key improvements in our lives and society—from better education and health care, to a more energy-efficient environment.