Past Events and Presentations

January 30, 2008 - 1:00am
In a recent Huffington Post blog posting, Rob Atkinson argues that, instead of embracing growth policies to raise productivity in all the sectors of its economy, China, like many developing nations, has erected neo-mercantilist policies designed to favor a few select export sectors. Not only are these trade practices unfair, but they are not the best way to raise living standards – in China and elsewhere. It’s time to develop a new global consensus that domestic productivity growth should be the key focus of economic policy in every nation.
January 24, 2008 - 4:00pm
Construction costs continue to spiral out of control because the industry has not invested in technology, particularly information technology, to boost productivity. At this event, construction industry expert Barry LePatner will discuss how to fix the problem, including how information technology can play a key role in lowering construction costs and what the federal government can do to help.
January 22, 2008 - 1:00pm
An event marking the publication of an ITIF report articulating a national broadband strategy. ITIF President Rob Atkinson will present proposals from the report.
January 18, 2008 - 1:00am
An article in "CommLaw Conspectus" outlines the economic rationale for a national broadband strategy, showing why the market alone will not generate the societally optimal level of broadband in the foreseeable future.
January 14, 2008 - 1:00am
December 11, 2007 - 1:00am
A statement by ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro to the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) on the importance of innovation in improving our voting technology.
December 10, 2007 - 1:00am
Benchmarking Digital Inclusion, a presentation by ITIF President Rob Atkinson to the Digital Inclusion Forum on December 10, 2007.
November 17, 2007 - 1:00am
New report by George Mason University Professor David Hart benchmarking flows of highly-skilled workers to the United States against similar flows to seven other high-income countries. The report compares how national immigration policies foster or constrict these flows, and lays out several broad policy recommendations that the United States should consider to ensure that we not only compete effectively for talent in the short-term, but also lead the world toward a global system for developing and using talent that is beneficial for everyone over the long-term.