Designing a Global Trading System to Maximize Innovation

Maximizing global innovation requires a new approach to global trade and economic policy.

In an article for the peer-reviewed journal Global Policy, Robert Atkinson argues that major reforms are required to maximize global innovation.  Innovation industries are different than other industries and because of these differences maximizing the production of innovation globally requires the presence of large markets, limited “artificial” competition, and strong IP protection. The article lays out a policy agenda to enhance these conditions.