Interview with Dr. Robert Atkinson

June 2014 | Materials

Dr. Robert Atkinson is one of the country’s foremost thinkers on innovation
economics, conducting ground-breaking research projects on technology and innovation and serving as a valued advisor to state and national policy makers.

His most recent book, “Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage,” focuses on the critical role science and technology plays in the economy.

Atkinson and his co-author, Stephen J. Ezell, argue that the U.S. could fall behind in the global innovation race unless it develops public policies and economic strategies to keep pace with its international competition.

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