Commentary on Gregory Tassey’s ‘Rationales and Mechanisms for Revitalizing US Manufacturing R&D Strategies’
Robert D. Atkinson
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
June 1, 2010
Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2010
This article is a response to an article on revitalizing U.S. manufacturing by Greg Tassey, senior economist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It praises Tassey for his insights, describes various inaccuracies in measures of manufacturing output, and details how resistance by policy makers to support America’s technology sector could have negative repercussions for future U.S. competitiveness.
Keywords: manufacturing, R&D, economics
Date posted: December 9, 2010