Will Continue Focus on ICT, Energy
April 28, 2008 – iGrowthGlobal is now the Technology Policy Institute (TPI) and has a new web site (www.techpolicyinstitute.org).
TPI is a think tank that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. Its mission is to advance knowledge and inform policymakers by producing independent, rigorous research and by sponsoring educational programs and conferences on major issues affecting information technology, communications, and energy policy. TPI was founded in 2007.
TPI president Tom Lenard said “We are embarking on a period of rapid growth and the new name more accurately reflects the scope of our activities. In the coming year, we will have a robust program focusing on communications and broadband policy, online privacy, Internet governance, and energy policy.”
In addition to Lenard, TPI’s leadership team includes Garland McCoy (founder and chief development officer) and Scott Wallsten (vice president for research).
A major motivation for TPI’s work is the recognition that new technologies can greatly improve standards of living around the globe. However, policymakers must carefully consider how policies affect the development of those technologies. TPI’s research will help inform those deliberations.
TPI’s policy analysis will be guided by basic economic principles. While today’s digital economy may be new, the economic principles underlying it are not. Thus, government should intervene in these dynamic markets only when markets fail and when proposed solutions will demonstrably improve society’s well-being.
TPI is a 501(c)(3) research and educational foundation.
The Technology Policy Institute
The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/.