Stephen Ezell is vice president, Global Innovation Policy with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington DC-based science, technology, and economic policy think tank, where he focuses on technology and innovation policy as well as international competitiveness, trade, information and communications technology (ICT), and manufacturing policy issues. He is co-author with Dr. Robert Atkinson of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage (Yale, September 2012) and co-author of Innovating in a Service-Driven Economy: Insights, Application, and Practicee (Palgrave McMillan, November 2015). He has testified on topics including United States (US) competitiveness, innovation, manufacturing, and trade policy before the US Congress and the US International Trade Commission. His articles have appeared in Forbes, The Hill, Roll Call, The Futurist, and The International Economy, among others.

Ezell came to ITIF from Peer Insight, an innovation research and consulting firm he co-founded in 2003. He previously worked in the new product development group at the NASDAQ Stock Market and at the technology startup Brivo Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, with an Honors Certificate from Georgetown’s Landegger International Business Diplomacy program.

The mission of ITIF is to formulate, evaluate, and promote policy solutions that accelerate innovation and boost productivity to spur growth, opportunity, and progress. Its goal is to provide policymakers around the world with high-quality information, analysis, and recommendations they can trust. ITIF was ranked as the world’s leading science and technology think tank in the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania.