Economics and Globalization News

New Game Lets American Public Be Budget Heroes

Jul 19, 2011
Lawmakers from both parties have said the country needs a national conversation about the national debt. At an event on Capitol Hill on July 13, they embraced the popular game Budget Hero as a way to jump start that discussion.

KICUS Event on Chinese Foreign Direct Investment Airs on C-Span!

Jul 15, 2011
Is Chinese Foreign Direct Investment a Threat to the United States? Our speakers debated this critical and timely issue at an event on June 21, 2011 and was aired live on C-Span! Watch the video here!

An American Open Door? Maximizing the Benefits of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment

Jul 15, 2011
This comprehensive report on China's FDI makes clear there are reasons for concern but underscores the case for continuing to encourage most Chinese investment. Download the full report here!

Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges

Jul 13, 2011
"Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges" is a follow up to last year's Conference in Bologna. This Conference aims to bolster African initiatives toward unity, integration, and prosperity.

Bolstering Global Food Security

Apr 05, 2011
"Reducing vulnerability in developing countries will be one of the most critical factors to ensuring global food security," writes Schuyler Null of the Environmental Change and Security Program.

Rebuilding the U.S. Economy: One Heirloom Tomato at a Time

Apr 05, 2011
At this daylong conference on farm-fresh foods and the U.S. economy, farmers were joined by researchers and economists to discuss our growing connection to healthier foods as well as challenges to sustainable food.

Brazilian Innovation Takes a Leap Foward

Feb 15, 2011
"From what was once a sleepy colony to its tumultuous experimentation with bureaucratic-authoritarian regimes, has now thrived into what is today the eighth largest economy and is projected to become the fourth largest by 2040."

Wilson Center Convenes Broad Bipartisan Coalition Crafting New Global Engagement Organization

Dec 09, 2010
On Monday, December 13, the Wilson Center will convene a large, bipartisan coalition that is drafting a business plan for a new independent organization for public diplomacy and strategic communications. The effort is part of the Center's Strengthening America's Global Engagement (SAGE), Initiative launched in September to act on the recommendation of more than a dozen major studies conducted since 9/11 to form such an organization. The business plan will determine in detail the mission, structure, programs, target markets, and budget of the organization.

Scholar Says Recession's Effects Will Linger for Years

Oct 05, 2010
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Don Peck says sustained unemployment is a sign the effects of the economic recession will longer for years. Even when recovery begins to be felt, he said, the nation will not fully recover to pre-recession realities.

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