New technologies are poised to automate everything from infrastructure to traditionally human jobs. Some may fear a coming robot takeover, but as Daniel Castro writes for Government Technology, the real problem is that automation isn't happening fast enough.
June 13, 2016
We are seeing continued progress in technological innovation, yet anemic productivity growth. A big reason is that public and private investment have fallen in the last decade. It’s time for serious pro-investment policies.
June 6, 2016
Critics claim AI will produce a parade of horribles, from joblessness to our eventual doom. This report debunks such myths and explains why policymakers should actively support AI innovation.
May 5, 2016
Please join ITIF for the release of a comprehensive report on productivity: why it has lagged and what it’s likely to do over the next two decades, why higher productivity won’t kill jobs, why conventional policy solutions are likely to be inadequate, and what governments should do to restore robust productivity growth.
May 4, 2016
Productivity is the key to improving living standards—so policymakers should ignore conventional economists who say there is little government can do about it and instead make it the principal goal of economic policy.
April 15, 2016
Latin America’s labor productivity grew at only 90 percent of the U.S. rate between 1990 and 2013, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
April 7, 2016
Government leaders should start demanding that IT projects specify how they will improve productivity and hold these projects accountable for delivering the promised value, writes Daniel Castro in Government Technology.
March 15, 2016
Innovation Fact of the Week: US Economy Could Add $1.6-2.2T to GDP By 2025 By Maximizing ICT Adoption
The U.S. economy could boost GDP anywhere between $1.6 to $2.2 trillion by 2025 through maximizing ICT use across all sectors, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
March 4, 2016
Instead of focusing just on increasing technology development in export sectors, writes Rob Atkinson for the Korea Economic Institute of America, Korea should seek to grow by increasing productivity and innovation across its entire economy.
February 26, 2016
There has long been a worry about tech-driven unemployment, but that fear has always been and will continue to be misplaced, writes Rob Atkinson in the BLS Monthly Labor Review.
February 23, 2016
China’s labor productivity grew by a world-best 12 percent from 2000 to 2011, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.