TABLE 2-1 U.S. Ranking Relative to Other Countries on Innovation and Competitiveness, 2011


Indicator U.S. Rank 2011

Overall Rank 4

Higher Education Attainment:
Percentage of adults aged 25-34 with a tertiary degree

10

Science and Technology Researchers:
Science and technology researchers per 1,000 population

6

Corporate Investment in R&D:
Investments in research and development by business as a percentage of GDP

5

Government Investment in R&D:
Investments in R&D by government as a percentage of GDP

8

Share and Quality of World’s Scientific and Technical Publications:
S&T publications per million people and the relative prominence of those publications

14

Venture Capital:
Venture capital investment as a percentage of GDP

11

New Firms:
New corporations as a percent of total corporations

11

E-Government:
A measure of the utilization of digital technology in national government

2

Broadband Telecommunications:
Broadband quality and subscription rates per capita

11

Corporate Investment in Information Technology:
Business investments in IT as a share of GDP

5

Effective Corporate Tax Rates:
Average 5-year effective marginal corporate tax rate

35

Ease of Doing Business:
A measurement of the regulatory and business climate

4

Trade Balance:
Trade balance as a percentage of GDP

37

Foreign Direct Investment Inflows:
Inflows from foreign direct investment as a share of GDP

34

GDP per Working-Age Adult:
GDP (PPP) per adult age 25-64

1

Productivity:
GDP (PPP) per hour worked

3

Source: ITIF–EABC, Atlantic Century II.



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