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The Innovation Files is sponsored by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Founded in 2006, ITIF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational institute—a think tank—focusing on a host of critical issues at the intersection of technological innovation and public policy. Its mission is to formulate and promote policy solutions that accelerate innovation and boost productivity to spur growth, opportunity, and progress. The Innovation Files is where you can find uniquely high quality analysis as well as interesting links to innovative thinking. From innovation economics to clean energy to in-depth examinations of information and telecommunication policy, this blog promotes smart ideas for the constantly evolving innovation economy. Contact ITIF.

Neoclassical Nonsense
Blogs by Rob Atkinson

Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, DC-based technology policy think tank. He is also  the author of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, 2012), the book, The Past And Future Of America’s Economy: Long Waves Of Innovation That Power Cycles Of Growth (Edward Elgar, 2005), and the State New Economy Index series. He has an extensive background in technology policy, he has conducted ground-breaking research projects on technology and innovation, is a valued adviser to state and national policy makers, and a popular speaker on innovation policy nationally and internationally.

Race to Innovate
Blogs by Stephen Ezell

Stephen Ezell is the Vice President of Global Innovation Policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), with a focus on innovation policy, international information technology competitiveness, trade, and manufacturing and services issues. He is the co-author with Dr. Atkinson of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale 2012). Mr. Ezell comes to ITIF from Peer Insight, an innovation research and consulting firm he co-founded in 2003 to study the practice of innovation in service industries. At Peer Insight, Mr. Ezell co-founded the Global Service Innovation Consortium, published multiple research papers on service innovation, and researched national service innovation policies being implemented by governments worldwide.

IT Matters
Blogs by Daniel Castro

Daniel Castro is Vice President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). As a senior analyst, he specializes in information technology (IT) policy. His research interests include health IT, data privacy, e-commerce, e-government, electronic voting, information security and accessibility. Before joining ITIF, Mr. Castro worked as an IT analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) where he audited IT security and management controls at various government agencies. He contributed to GAO reports on the state of information security at a variety of federal agencies. He has a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.S. in Information Security Technology and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Connections
Blogs by Doug Brake

Doug Brake is a Telecommunications Policy Analyst with ITIF. He specializes in broadband policy, wireless enforcement, and spectrum sharing mechanisms. He previously served as a research assistant at the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado, where he sought to improve policy surrounding wireless enforcement, interference limits and gigabit network deployment. Prior to that, he served as a Hatfield Scholar at the Federal Communications Commission, assisting with the implementation of the Advanced Communications Services section of the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act. Doug holds a law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and a Bachelor’s in English Literature and Philosophy from Macalester College.

Green Innovation

Green Innovation contains archived blogs of ITIF’s writings on clean energy innovation.

Our Biofuture
Blogs by L. Val Giddings

Val Giddings has nearly three decades of experience in science and regulatory policy relating to biotechnology innovations in agriculture and biomedicine. He works with ITIF to bring intellectual leadership to examination of the constraints inhibiting innovations in these areas, and devising remedies to those constraints.