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Join Democracy Author Rob Atkinson In Discussion of “Innovation Economics”

In the most recent issue of Democracy, “Innovation Nation,” an article by Rob Atkinson, makes the case for a new economic doctrine: “Innovation Economics.” On December 17th, please join the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, of which Mr. Atkinson is president, for an event focused on this emerging field.

By The Editors

In the most recent issue of Democracy, “Innovation Nation,” an article by Rob Atkinson, makes the case for a new economic doctrine: “Innovation Economics.” Atkinson argues that neither Keynesianism or neoclassical economics can get our economy moving again.

On December 17th, please join the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, of which Mr. Atkinson is president, for an event focused on this emerging field. Mr. Atkinson will discuss his Democracy article, which reviews two leading books on the topic: Michael Heller’s The Gridlock Economy: How Too Much Ownership Wrecks Markets, Stops Innovation, and Costs Lives and Eric Beinhocker’s The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics. Mr. Atkinson will be joined by two leading technology industry representatives, Rick Whitt of Google and Marc Berejka of Microsoft. In addition, Robert Axtell, External Professor, Santa fe Institute, will provide comments.

Presenter:
Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Respondents:
Marc Berejka, Senior Director, Technology, Policy and Strategy, Microsoft

Rick Whitt, Washington Telecom and Media Counsel, Google

Robert Axtell, External Professor, Santa Fe Institute and Professor and Chair, George Mason University

What:
ITIF Forum: Complex Economies & Simple Economics: How New Research Is Challenging Conventional Economic Policy
When:
Wednesday, December 17–9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Where:
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (map and directions)
1250 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200, Room 2
Washington, DC 20005
To RSVP, go here:
http://www.itif.org/rsvp/event.php?id=2

A light breakfast will be served.

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

The Editors of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas are Michael Tomasky (Editor), Jack Meserve (Managing Editor), and Sophia Crabbe-Field (Associate Editor).

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