Economics and Globalization News

Small Businesses Key to Economic Growth

Nov 22, 2011
Public Policy Scholar Amy Wilkinson delivers the keynote speech at the November 10, 2011 Federal Reserve Board of Governors conference, "Small Business and Entrepreneurship during an Economic Recovery"

U.S.-Canada Trade: Thomas Nides' Remarks at Innovation Conference

Nov 04, 2011
At the November 2nd Canada 2020 Innovation Conference in Ottawa, U.S. Dept of State Deputy Secretary Thomas Nides commented on the important trade issues in the U.S.-Canada relationship.

Scholar Looks at the Role of New Entrepreneurs

Sep 07, 2011
Public Policy Scholar Amy Wilkinson has interviewed some 250 entrepreneurial leaders in the public and private sectors for her forthcoming book on the nexus between globalization and entrepreneurship. She said highly effective leaders "utilize technology to have virtual, as well as physical, presence; and they hone an ability to communicate globally.”
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Manufacturing Key to America's Future

Aug 29, 2011
The key to stimulating economic growth and job creation is to encourage and support manufacturing in the U.S., writes Wilson Center economics expert Kent Hughes in The Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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!

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!

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.

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