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.
Blog/Web site: www.itif.org
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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