Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage

New America Foundation
Friday, October 5, 2012
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

A sluggish recovery and stagnant wages have forced policymakers to reassess how an advanced American economy can maintain its competitiveness in the 21st century. Meanwhile, a fierce global race for innovation advantage is under way and the United States is falling behind.

In his new book, , leading economic thinker Robert Atkinson cautions that unless the United States enacts policies to spur innovation and competitiveness, Americans will face lower standards of living and fewer economic options. Atkinson, along with his co-author Stephen Ezell, challenges the conventional wisdom about U.S. competitiveness and offers solutions to regain America's innovation advantage.

Michael Lind, policy director of the Economic Growth Program at New America and author of Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States, will join Atkinson in conversation.

Featuring
Robert D. Atkinson
Author,
President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Michael Lind
Author, Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States
Policy Director, Economic Growth Program, New America Foundation

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