Research and Development

Influencing Innovation: Government’s Role in Subsidizing R&D

Firms often underinvest in research and development (R&D) when there is no government intervention. There are many uncertainties and risks...

Do Democrats Always Spend More on Science Funding?

Contrary to popular perceptions, Democrats do not always spend more than Republicans on R&D.

The US Manufacturing Industry’s Global Fight

A new study confirms a resurgence of the US manufacturing industry in the last five years, primarily driven by a reduction in labor costs, depreciation of the US dollar, and reduction in domestic energy prices.

Manufacturing Matters

American manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance, and strong policy support is crucial.

Setting Priorities: What Research is Worth Funding?

Kei Koizumi from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy discusses how his office thinks about R&D funding in a time of budget cuts and economic uncertainty.

Pirating for Innovation

Are content providers pulling the wool over our eyes? Is piracy actually good for innovation?