Publications

Schools of the Future: California’s Summit Public Schools

The first time I visited a Summit Public School, in February 2014, I pulled up in front of a long, low, one-story building in an…

The 2015 PPI Tech/Info Job Ranking

This policy brief reports the top 25 tech counties in the country, based on the 2015 PPI Tech/Info Job Index. The top three counties are…

Innovation in a Rules-Bound World: How Regulatory Improvement Can Spur Growth

Economists and policymakers are always lauding innovation. In its purest form, innovation is like a free lunch: it boosts growth and incomes, creates good jobs,…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Small Business: Boosting Exports and Inclusive Growth

With the release of the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), America now has an important—and extensive—opportunity to review the agreement’s actual terms. Critics…

Should the United States Adopt an Innovation Box?: The Post-BEPS Landscape

This policy brief examines the positives and negatives of the patent/IP/ innovation box. This issue is increasingly relevant given the OECD’s recent release of new…

U.S. Investment Heroes of 2015: Why Innovation Drives Investment

Back in 2012, the Progressive Policy Institute identified the shortfall in business capital spending— or the “investment drought”, we termed it—as one of the major…

Showdown in Alabama: Litigators vs. Innovators

Every once in a while, personal injury lawyers come up with new ways to sue that can be real head scratchers. Courts usually weed out…

Indonesia: Road to the App Economy

Indonesia’s growth rate has been slowing in recent years. In the second quarter, GDP grew 4.7% over the same quarter of the previous year, the…

A Tale of Two Systems: Education Reform in Washington D.C.

An important contest is taking place in Washington, D.C.—a race between two vehicles designed to carry children into the future with the habits and skills…

TPP and the Benefits of Freer Trade for Vietnam: Some Lessons from U.S. Free Trade Agreements

Countries trade because trade delivers mutual benefits. New market-opening trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) can enhance the shared benefits of trade by…