A think tank for accelerating scientific, technological, and industrial progress

Policy research and advocacy to remove the bottlenecks to U.S. growth

Over the last 50 years, our rate of innovation has been slowing down while the global challenges we face have been growing. To combat climate change, future pandemics, and economic stagnation, we need to leverage the United States' unique advantages and chart a path to abundance.

Spotlight research
Metascience
But Seriously, How Do We Make an Entrepreneurial State?
Some practical strategies for rebuilding state capacity
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November 30th 2022
Emerging Technology
Unlocking American Agricultural Innovation
There is still lots of low-hanging fruit in crop biotechnology
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November 15th 2022
Immigration
Creating a Global Skill Partnership with Central America Using Existing US Visas
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October 31st 2022
Metascience
How to Translate Research Findings into Policy
Recommendations for successfully communicating with policymakers
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October 20th 2022

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Infrastructure
How Biofuel Mandates Raise Food and Energy Prices
Blending requirements harm consumers and the environment
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November 4th 2022
Emerging Technology
Decarbonization Won’t Require As Much Land As You Think
We can reach net zero emissions without devoting hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of land to energy farms
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October 17th 2022
Biosecurity
Why the Department of Defense Should Invest in Biosurveillance
Building integrated, layered, and pathogen-agnostic detection systems
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October 14th 2022
Emerging Technology
Climate Relief Can’t Wait for Utopia
Wishful thinking hampers the clean-energy revolution
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October 7th 2022
Emerging Technology
How to Stop Environmental Review from Harming the Environment
Permitting reform is an opportunity to accelerate decarbonization
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September 13th 2022
Metascience
Drug Pricing Reforms Could Hurt Innovation
Here Are Three Ways to Prevent That
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August 26th 2022
Immigration
The Case for High-Skilled Immigration Reform
(And How to Make It Happen)
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August 26th 2022
Biosecurity
How to Maintain Food Supplies in Future Pandemics
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August 9th 2022
Metascience
Heidi Williams Joins IFP as Director of Science Policy
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June 27th 2022
Metascience
Expanding Pathways for Career Research Scientists in Academia
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June 2nd 2022
Biosecurity
Explaining Biden’s Pandemic Preparedness Budget: ASPR
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May 19th 2022
Immigration
Semiconductor Investments Won’t Pay Off If Congress Doesn’t Fix the Talent Bottleneck
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May 10th 2022