Articles, Op-Eds, & Blogs

January 24, 2020
It makes little sense for the administration to say the phase one deal is going to increase U.S. exports of high-tech goods while simultaneously erecting new barriers to those very same sales.
January 22, 2020
While the renewables build-out is far from over, energy storage is poised to surf this bipartisan wave of support in the 2020s. A national energy-storage initiative would make the most of this enthusiasm by aligning all federal agencies around aggressive, but achievable goals in collaboration with the private sector, academia, and states and localities.
January 21, 2020
By the end of the Cold War, West Germany’s productivity was 3.6 times larger than East Germany’s. Utilizing the complete set of industrial information provided to East Germany between 1970 and 1989 by informants in West Germany, researchers have estimated that East Germany’s productivity would have been 10.3 percent lower in 1989 without this espionage.
January 16, 2020
We would all benefit from a law that ensures an open Internet, without treating it like an old-fashioned telephone utility as the Obama era rules did. But it is Congress, not Governor Cuomo, that should write that bill.
January 16, 2020
Over the past year, key U.S. allies South Korea and Japan have been embroiled in a political and trade dispute which has many antecedents in the past, but which has been exacerbated by more recent developments. While certainly concerning, the trade dispute in some ways has presented an opportunity for the United States to assert renewed diplomatic engagement in the region.
January 15, 2020
Prohibiting this technology would be an overreaction to the perceived risks.
January 14, 2020
A careful review of the scholarly literature and industry cases suggests that the effect of Chinese economic growth and trade expansion, fueled by a corrosive set of “innovation mercantilist” policies and practices has been negative for innovation in most developed nations, including North America, Europe and Japan.
January 13, 2020
A key problem in assessing the impact of e-commerce is that the goods that are commonly sold online are not random, so we cannot easily distinguish between price changes driven by e-commerce and price changes that would have happened regardless.
January 13, 2020
The past year has seen a remarkable rise in the quality and quantity of deepfakes — realistic-looking images and videos produced with artificial intelligence that portray someone doing or saying something that never actually happened, such as Nixon delivering an alternate moon landing speech.
January 9, 2020
To realize their full potential, small start-up companies must cross the so-called “valley of death”—that precarious stage when their technologies are not yet perfected, investors are still skittish, and customers are scarce. There is a federal program devoted to helping them make this passage: the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

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