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Beyond Goods and Services: The (Unmeasured) Rise of the Data-Driven Economy

INTRODUCTION We live in a world where ‘data-driven economic activities’—the production, distribution and use of digital information of all types—are the leading edge of economic…

Manufacturing in the App Economy

We live in a world where the communications sector is driving the recovery and receiving much attention. We believe that this is the most important…

Measuring the Real Impact of Imports on Jobs

When it comes to manufacturing, most politicians, economists, and journalists agree: the millions of manufacturing jobs lost in recent years are mostly not coming back….

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PPI Unveils New Study, Rome Conference on “The Data-Driven Economy”

NEWS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Steven Chlapecka –, T: 202.525.3931 WASHINGTON—Government statistics don’t show it, but the production and consumption of data is…

Mitt Romney’s Vapid Foreign Policy

PPI’s Will Marshall detailed Mitt Romney’s recent adventure in the world of foreign policy over at The American Interest.  Romney was able to stumble his…

The Most Important Sentence in Obama’s Speech

In the Atlantic, PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel explains why President Obama needed to start in the middle of his speech and focus on…

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China’s Data Fog

China recently released its January trade data, showing export growth of 10.6% and performing way above predictions – if you believe the numbers.  Many don’t….

Innovation from 9 to 5: China’s Economic Test

China is investing more in R&D than the European Union, according to soon-to-be-released data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  This milestone…

Big Data: An Emerging Frontier for Innovation and Policy

Michael Mandel participated in a recent OECD conference in Paris, France, Growth, Innovation And Competitiveness: Maximizing The Benefits Of Knowledge-Based Capital.  Mandel joined Matteo Pacca…

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