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The Atlantic Century: Benchmarking EU and U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness


By Robert D. Atkinson and Scott M. Andes
February 24, 2009

ITIF uses 16 indicators to assess the global innovation-based competitiveness of 36 countries and 4 regions. This report finds that while the U.S. still leads the EU in innovation-based competitiveness, it ranks sixth overall. Moreover, the U.S. ranks last in progress toward the new knowledge-based innovation economy over the last decade.

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Related Links

The Changing Nature of Global Innovation and Competitiveness, November 5, 2009

Is America Losing Its Mojo?, NewsWeek, November 16, 2009

Is the United States falling behind in innovation?, CNN, December 14, 2009

"Does the US Face an Innovation Crisis?" BusinessWeek, September 1, 2009

RAND’s Rose-Colored Glasses: How RAND’s Report on U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology Gets it Wrong, September 10, 2008

The Rise of the New Mercantilists: Unfair Trade Practices in the Innovation Economy, June 21, 2007