Policy Memo

Bridging The Data Gap: How Digital Innovation Can Drive Growth and Jobs

Seldom has the world stood poised before economic changes destined to bring as much palpable improvement to people’s lives and desirable social transformation as “big…

Data, Trade and Growth

We show in this paper that the architecture of the Internet dictates that current trade statistics significantly underestimate the magnitude and growth of cross-border data flows….

The State Tax Complexity Index: A New Tool for Tax Reform and Simplification

Across the political spectrum there is broad agreement that tax reform is long overdue. Yet reform remains an elusive goal—not just in Washington, but also…

A Brief History of Internet Regulation

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Proposals to regulate the Internet are often presented as “new” solutions to deal with modern problems, but the most significant of these proposals,…

U.S. Investment Heroes of 2013: The Companies Betting on America’s Future

For too long, U.S. policymakers have focused narrowly on boosting consumers’ buying power, assuming that the productive end of the economy will take care of itself. Yet the…

Can the Internet of Everything bring back the High-Growth Economy?

The United States and the other major advanced economies are currently stuck in a seemingly endless twilight of slow growth. The numbers are ugly: The…

Regulatory Improvement Commission: A Politically-Viable Approach to U.S. Regulatory Reform

The natural accumulation of federal regulations over time imposes an unintended but significant cost to businesses and to economic growth. However, no effective process currently…

The New Politics of Production

It’s easy enough to get progressives to agree that austerity is not the answer to the malaise that pervades the transatlantic world. What’s hard is…

Natural Gas Vehicles: Driving America to a More Prosperous, Secure and Sustainable Future

There has been a sea change in public attitudes toward natural gas. Not so long ago natural gas was widely viewed as a “bridge fuel”…

Anatomy of a Special Tax Break and The Case for Broad Corporate Tax Reform

Washington policymakers turn to broad tax reform perhaps once in a generation, and now may be such a time. Today’s focus is on the corporate code, the source…