"There are a number of weaknesses [in the U.S. economic system] that are getting worse such as the complexity of the tax code, the ineffectiveness of the political system, fiscal policy, and the K-12 education system,“ said Harvard Business professor Jan Rivkin. In this interview, Rivkin and education expert Paul Vallas prescribe ways for the US to regain its economic edge.
On April 15, 2005, the Wilson Center, in conjunction with the U.S. Agency for International Development, hosted four panels of policymakers, academics, and experts to examine the links between trade liberalization and poverty reduction. This report provides a nuanced exploration of the relationship between free trade and the world's poorest peoples.
Historically, economic downturns have provided fertile ground for entrepreneurship. Is the same true during the current economic crisis? Amy Wilkinson, who has been studying and reporting on the vital world of entrepreneurs, describes how public policy can spur entrepreneurship and job creation.
A letter to the editor written by the Program on America and the Global Economy's Director, Kent Hughes discussing U.S. manufacturing is featured in the Financial Times.
The Wilson Center's Kent Hughes takes a brief look at the problems America confronts as it tries to gain a comparative advantage in the global marketplace.
This report by Senior Scholar Jill Shankleman was drawn from her six-month research project at the Center examining the impact of China's oil and mining companies' overseas expansion on the governance of resource wealth.
The Wilson Center hosted on December 9, 2002 a major conference reflecting on the first decade of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Volume One of this report provides conference proceedings.