Confusion about job creation is leading to the serious policy mistake of ignoring stagnant U.S. productivity, writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
December 1, 2016
November 30, 2016
Smart manufacturing—the application of information technologies to manufacturing processes—is poised to transform how products are designed, fabricated, serviced, and used. But to speed this transformation, the federal government needs smarter policies for smart manufacturing.
November 28, 2016
Contrary to perceptions, America’s innovation-driven, high-tech economy is not concentrated around hubs like Silicon Valley; it is widely diffused—and every state and congressional district has a stake in its success.
November 26, 2016
The incoming Trump administration and many in Congress on both sides of the aisle have championed corporate tax reform to, among other steps, lower the effective corporate rate. But the small business lobby has pressured Congress to link corporate tax reform to a reduction in top rates on individual income, writes Joe Kennedy in The Hill.
November 23, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation has filed comments with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy explaining that data portability maximizes the utility of data by allowing data collected by one service to be reused in another, thereby enabling the development of valuable third-party services. In addition, data portability fosters competition by reducing switching costs and avoiding vendor lock-in.
November 22, 2016
Rob Atkinson was one of four experts invited to discuss the digital economy and policy at the 2016 U.S-China Joint Committee on Commerce and Trade on November 22.
November 22, 2016
If Democrats want to win more Trump voters in the future, they will need to jettison “middle-out” economics and replace it with “growth economics," writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.
November 21, 2016
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation submitted comments to the NHTSA on it's proposed “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy” which is intended to advance the development of autonomous vehicles.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.
November 15, 2016
While most Americans are empowered by data and technology in many aspects of their lives, U.S. schools are largely failing to use data to transform and improve education.