Past Events

February 6, 2009 - 12:00pm
Unless broadband stimulus measures are crafted in a way that spurs the most investment for a given amount of public support, the opportunity for stimulus and broadband deployment will be reduced.
January 30, 2009 - 9:00am
Under current tax law, U.S. companies can defer the U.S. tax on the profits earned by their foreign-based subsidiaries until they transfer those profits back to the parent company here in the United States. In their new report, Robert Shapiro and Aparna Mathur analyze the impact of temporarily reducing the U.S. tax on repatriated profits on U.S. jobs, capital investment, and the financial squeeze.
January 13, 2009 - 9:00am
Please join us on January 13, 2009 for a breakfast forum on Globalization and Technology Standards as four internationally recognized experts in the field provide an overview of the global framework for standardization, and the respective roles of the government and private sector in the United States in setting direction for the U.S. standards system and its interface with the global system.
January 7, 2009 - 9:00am
Join ITIF to discuss findings from a new report that gives a detailed analysis and estimate of the short-term jobs impacts of spurring investment in three critical digital networks: broadband, the smart grid and health IT.
December 17, 2008 - 9:00am
Please join us for an event to discuss how recent theoretical and empirical work has called into question the core tenants of the neo-classical doctrine—that markets are stable, are driven by rational actors responding solely to price signals, and require little role for government in driving growth.
December 11, 2008 - 9:00am
If ISPs are to provide customers a good Internet service and operate their networks efficiently, they must be able to allocate bandwidth between users and apply network management tools to shape traffic from multiple applications.
November 21, 2008 - 9:00am
A debate on the status of competition in the broadband market.
November 20, 2008 - 8:30am
Please join ITIF for a presentation by Dr. Joris Al, General Director of The Netherlands’ Centre for Transport and Navigation in the Ministry of Transport, on Holland’s bold new proposal for a nationwide pay-per-use road pricing program. Holland’s “Kilometerprijs ” (price per kilometer) program will replace fixed vehicle (ownership and gas) taxes to charge Dutch citizens by their annual distances driven, differentiated by time, place, and environmental characteristics.
November 18, 2008 - 9:00am
Find out which states are leading, and which are lagging, in the United States’ transformation to a global, entrepreneurial, digital, and knowledge- and innovation-based New Economy, when ITIF releases its 2008 State New Economy Index. The Index, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, ranks states on 29 indicators in five key areas—knowledge jobs, globalization, entrepreneurial dynamism, IT, and innovation—on the extent to which their economies are effectively structured to operate and compete regionally as well as globally. The report also lays out an innovation-based policy agenda designed to help states succeed economically in these turbulent times.
November 17, 2008 - 9:00am
In this event, ITIF will discuss the findings from a recent report that explores the impact of IT on energy. In addition, ITIF will be joined by a panel of experts from leading IT companies to discuss new innovations in energy-efficient computing, the overall net impact of IT on energy consumption, strategies to promote “green” uses of IT.