Rob Atkinson

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:President
    • Organization:ITIF
    • Area of Expertise:Innovation and Technology Policy

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Innovation and Technology Policy
      Summary of expertise:
      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 author of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, 2012), 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, 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.

      Before coming to ITIF, Dr. Atkinson was Vice President of the Progressive Policy Institute and Director of PPI’s Technology & New Economy Project.
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      Educational background:
      Atkinson received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina
      at Chapel Hill in 1989
      Competitiveness, Technology Policy, Innovation, and Manufacturing Policy

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