Innovation Articles

By Barry Jaruzelski, Volker Staack, Robert Chwalik

Will Stronger Borders Weaken Innovation?


The political rhetoric of economic nationalism has grown heated in recent years. The clarion call often sounds for more restrictive trade or immigration policies that supporters believe will promote growth and employment at home. Studies have shown that a number of countries have embraced this mind-set to varying degrees, adopting policies that favor domestic industry and companies.