Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy

January 6, 2014

Washington D.C. (January 6, 2014) - The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will host a panel discussion on the seminal 2012 book Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation and the State by William Janeway on Wednesday, January 8. The event, which will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at ITIF, 1101 K Street, NW, Suite 610A, will include a presentation by Janeway on the central tenants of his book, as well as a broader discussion of the private and public sector reforms that are essential to maximizing innovation-based growth.

Janeway is one of the world's leading "theorist-practitioners" in the fields of innovation and technology. An active venture capital investor, he built and led Warburg Pincus Technology Investment, which provided financial backing to a host of successful tech companies including BEA Systems and Veritas Software.

In addition, he has written extensively on the evolution of the innovation economy, including the need for new theories and government strategies to address the economic and societal transformations taking place. In Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy, he demolishes much of the anachronistic neoclassical economic thinking around innovation and presents a realistic view of how innovation happens, as well as the key role of government in spurring it.

The discussion is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules.

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The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies to advance technological innovation and productivity internationally, in Washington, and in the states. Recognizing the vital role of technology in ensuring prosperity, ITIF focuses on innovation, productivity, and digital economy issues. Learn more at