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ITIF - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in Innovation Policy - National Academies S+T Issues - October 2010

ITIF - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in Innovation Policy - National Academies S+T Issues - October 2010

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (and The Self-Destructive) of Innovation Policy:
A Policymaker’s Guide to Crafting Effective Innovation Policy

By Stephen J. Ezell and Robert D. Atkinson

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents............................................................................................ 2 List of Figures and Tables................................................................................ 4 Introduction ...
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (and The Self-Destructive) of Innovation Policy:
A Policymaker’s Guide to Crafting Effective Innovation Policy

By Stephen J. Ezell and Robert D. Atkinson

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents............................................................................................ 2 List of Figures and Tables................................................................................ 4 Introduction ...

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The Good,The Bad,
and
The Ugly
(and The Self-Destructive)
of Innovation Policy:
A Policymaker’s Guide to Crafting Effective Innovation PolicyBy Stephen J. Ezell and Robert D. Atkinson
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
 
 
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THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION FOUNDATION | OCTOBER 2010
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents ............................................................................................ 2List of Figures and Tables................................................................................ 4Introduction ................................................................................................... 6
Policy Recommendations ........................................................................................ 8Policy Principles ...................................................................................................... 9
Why Getting Innovation Policy Right Matters ................................................... 10What is Innovation and Why is it Important? ................................................... 13Where are Countries’ Innovation Efforts Focused? ............................................ 16Why Countries Pursue Mercantilist Policies ..................................................... 18The Complicated Impact of Mercantilist Policies ............................................. 21Why Mercantilist Strategies Are Fundamentally Flawed .................................... 25
Mercantilist Policies are Unnecessary and Counterproductive ................................ 25Mercantilist Policies Distorting ICT Sectors are Bad and Fail Outright ................. 26Increasing Productivity Across-the-Board is a Better Strategy thanExport-Led Growth ............................................................................................... 27Mercantilist Export-Led Growth Strategies are Unsustainable, in PartDue to a Lack of Focus on Raising Domestic Productivity Levels .......................... 30
A New Direction for the Global Innovation System ........................................... 38The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Self-destructive ofInnovation Policies ........................................................................................ 44
Supporting Key Building Blocks of Innovation ...................................................... 45Scientific Research Policy ...................................................................................... 49ICT Policy ............................................................................................................ 53Tax Policy ............................................................................................................. 56Trade Policy .......................................................................................................... 63
 
 
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THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION FOUNDATION | OCTOBER 2010
Intellectual Property Policy .................................................................................... 76Government Procurement Policy........................................................................... 80Standards Policy .................................................................................................... 84Regulatory Policy .................................................................................................. 90
Conclusion ................................................................................................... 94Endnotes ...................................................................................................... 95Acknowledgements ..................................................................................... 107

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