Member organizations' publications on a range of innovation, globalization, and trade topics are consolidated under the following categories. Views expressed on this website do not necessarily represent the views of any other author or organization affiliated with this site.
The digital economy accounts for 25 percent of global GDP today and as much as 50 percent of value creation going forward. To maximize the digital economy’s potential, policymakers must adopt effective rules and norms to facilitate trade in digital goods and enable the free flow of data, as GTIPA-member reports in this category explore.
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.
Innovation is the product of intentional human endeavor. Countries seeking world-leading innovative enterprises and industries need to implement thoughtful and effective national innovation systems, and supporting policy instruments, to maximize their innovation potential. Reports here review the innovation systems/policies of GTIPA-member nations.
A broad set of institutions—from the World Trade Organization (WTO) to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund—underpin global trade and economic exchange. GTIPA-member reports in this category examine a variety of facets of international economic institutions, from WTO reform to the effect of regional development banks.
Trade agreements—whether multilateral ones through the WTO, plurilateral ones such as the CPTPP, or bilateral agreements between two nations—represent the foundational vehicle through which nations remove trade barriers and deepen trade linkages. This category includes a wide array of GTIPA-member reports examining trade agreements their nations have implemented.
Trade is indispensable to fostering greater levels of global economic development. As the OECD has written, “No country has lifted itself out of poverty without international trade.” This category consolidates GTIPA-member reports assessing the intersection of trade and economic development.
Trade plays key roles in fostering innovation, both as a conduit for the diffusion of global technology and knowhow that facilitates innovation in developing nations and by giving innovative companies access to large global markets through which they can recoup their upfront investments in R&D and generate revenues to finance future generations of innovation. GTIPA-member reports here examine trade-innovation linkages.
It’s difficult to achieve innovation without the protection of ideas, and as a growing share of global economic value creation and exchange has become knowledge-based, intellectual property rights and protections have become an increasingly important facet of global trade. This category includes all GTIPA-member reports addressing trade and IP issues.