Innovation Policy around the World

Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.

Editor's Journal

  • Expanding Innovation

    Innovation is good. Everyone says so. It will increase worker productivity and thus the world’s wealth and the value of work. It will cure deadly diseases and ease the ailments that afflict… Read More

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Spring 2010

    Obama budget includes bright spots for R&D Although the Obama administration’s overall R&D budget proposal for the 2011 fiscal year is essentially flat as compared to that for 2010, it does contain… Read More


Real Numbers

Book Reviews

  • Googled book cover

    Every Little bit Counts

    The world’s top search engine, a $175 billion corporation second only to Coca Cola in name recognition worldwide, and a new active verb, Google knows what it’s about. But others aren’t so… Read More
  • Taming the Beloved Beast book cover

    Is Medical Technology the Villain?

    Daniel Callahan’s Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs are Destroying Our Health Care System is both more and less than the title implies. More, in that it is a blunt,… Read More
  • The nature of technology cover

    An -ology of technology

    Postmillenial debate on the appropriate human uses of technology is still framed by the struggle between technophiles, who never met a technology they didn’t like, and Luddites, who manage to believe simultaneously… Read More
  • Offshoring of American Jobs book cover

    Book Review: Job prospects

    In this peculiar little book, six prominent economists—the two listed authors plus four distinguished commentators, all writing separately—take stock of the possibility that expanding international trade in services, particularly service imports to… Read More
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