Not all innovation policies are created equal. In a ground-breaking report, ITIF surveys how countries’ innovation policies affect them individually and the global economy as a whole and recommends ways for healthy competition that benefits all.
Countries are increasingly vying for leadership in advanced-technology industries. In this quest, it’s important countries avoid zero-sum, “innovation mercantilist” policies—such as IP theft, forced technology transfer, or excessive industrial subsidization—that confer unfair, non-market-based advantages for domestic competitors. GTIPA reports here examine innovation mercantilism and its global economic effects.