September 20, 2012
The bottom line is that members of the tech community can find things to like and dislike in each candidate’s philosophies. The trick, according to ITIF, is to find a balance between Obama’s appreciation for the constructive power of government and Romney’s focus on business.
September 19, 2012
ITIF finds Obama believes in a more “activist role” for government in promoting innovation, while Romney believes the government should focus more on creating incentives for emerging companies and industries to grow.
September 17, 2012
Atkinson is in the camp of economists who are skeptical that more stimulus efforts are the answer to today's job woes. But he says that at the height of the crisis a major stimulus package made sense.
The Business Journal
September 12, 2012
“Each candidate brings something to the table that’s useful and different,” said ITIF President Robert Atkinson. “Ideally what you’d want is a merged candidate” who would pursue all of these policies, he said.
September 10, 2012
As the economic analysts Robert D. Atkinson and Stephen J. Ezell point out in their new book, "Innovation Economics," the World Bank borrows much of its money from the United States — and the United States in turn borrows massively from China.
June 26, 2013
Matthew Stepp argues any climate plan must include the tripling of federal funding for clean energy R&D and reforms to the D.O.E.’s National Labs System.
June 25, 2013
Potential privacy legislation could significantly impact the Internet economic model.
Federal Computer Week
June 21, 2013
Three think tanks from across the political spectrum created a set of recommendations to transform the National Labs into engines of economic growth.
May 17, 2013
Sen. Levin wants companies to invest more in America, but holding a hearing to shame Apple isn't the way to do it, maintained Rob Atkinson.
May 10, 2013
ITIF notes that from 1997 to 2009 enrollment in the Advanced Placement test for music theory grew 362 percent while enrollment in the computer science AP test grew by only 12 percent.