Economics and Globalization Events

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Regional Integration in the Americas: The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis

November 23, 2009 // 8:15am4:00pm
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program joined with the Mercosur Economic Research Network and the Canada Institute to convene a conference on the impact of the global economic crisis on regional integration plans in the Americas.

The Impact of Global Crisis on Transition Countries With Special Regard to the Western Balkans

November 17, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
While the economic crisis that began in 2008 has had a global reach, the pain of the crisis has been disproportionately felt in the postcommunist transition countries generally, and in the Western Balkans in particular. Former WWICS public policy scholar Franjo Stiblar offered the simple explanation that poor countries, with their higher income inequality and high unemployment, are fated to feel the effects of the economic crisis more strongly. In addition to being relatively poor, the countries of the Western Balkans were particularly vulnerable to the crisis due to extremely high external debt to GDP ratios and high foreign currency reserves. Their economic performance also contributed to the countries' vulnerability to the crisis, since as Stiblar indicated, the region performs elastically in reaction to the global market, such that a global downturn spurred an even deeper downturn in the Western Balkans.
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Buy American: Creating or Costing U.S. Jobs?

November 17, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute hosted a program that explored the effectiveness of the controversial Buy American provision included in the Obama administration's stimulus package.
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Engaging Cuba: Policy Options for the United States, Europe, and the Western Hemisphere

November 16, 2009 // 8:15am11:30am
Latin American Program
A meeting was held to discuss the divergent perspectives within the international community over how best to engage Cuba.

The Road to Copenhagen: Energy Solutions for Emerging Economies

November 05, 2009 // 11:00am12:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Technology and innovation will be critical for China, India, and other emerging economies to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions – and U.S. technology policy can help lead the way, say experts David Irvine-Halliday, Chen Wang, and Anuradda Ganesh.
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The Road to Copenhagen: Perspectives on Brazil, China and India

October 26, 2009 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Brazil Institute
A lone ranger mindset inflicting both developed and developing countries stands in the way of a significant reduction of carbons emissions, but the world will eventually have to put differences aside in order to reach an agreement on climate change, say experts on Brazil, China, and India.

Reaching Out at a Time of Economic Crisis: External Anchors and Internal Dynamics in the Western Balkans

October 21, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
The celebration of two anniversaries that are being held in Europe this—the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago and the first EU enlargement to postcommunist Europe five years ago—is being tempered by a deep and widespread economic recession. This recession has been disproportionately felt in the Western Balkans, Jens Bastian argued, which has obscured the path these countries are working hard to follow into the EU.

Book Discussion: The Great Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle

October 15, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University.

Living on $2 a Day: A Finance System for the "Bottom Billion"

September 29, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Daryl Collins and Jonathan Morduch share insights from their book about the sophisticated ways by which people living in poverty manage their finances.
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Book Discussion: In FED We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic

September 16, 2009 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Author David Wessel, Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal and Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

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