Sub-Saharan Africa: Maintaining Growth in an Uncertain World

November 13, 2012 // 10:30am12:00pm
The IMF Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa, launched in Tokyo on October 12, 2012, highlights that economic conditions in the region have remained generally robust against the backdrop of a sluggish global economy. The near-term outlook for the region is also broadly positive: growth is projected at 5¼ percent a year through 2012–13. However, there is considerable diversity within the region, with low income countries and oil producers currently faring better than middle income countries closely linked to European markets.

Book Launch: Better Capitalism: Renewing the Entrepreneurial Strength of the American Economy

October 24, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Author Robert Litan, Director of Research for Bloomberg Government and the former vice president for research and policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will discuss his recently released book, Better Capitalism: Renewing the Entrepreneurial Strength of the American Economy.

A Debate: Is the American Economy in Decline?

October 18, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Please join us for a compelling debate that explores these two competing interpretations and examines what the United States needs to do to restore robust economic growth. Robert Atkinson and Ed Luce will debate the affirmative, based on arguments from their books Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage and Time to Start Thinking, arguing the U.S. economy is suffering from underlying structural weaknesses which will continue to comprise America’s economic competitiveness until addressed. Dan Gross will counter that the decline of the American economy has been much exaggerated and that the U.S. economy remains structurally sound and is in fact poised for rapid growth once the financial crisis abates, as he argues in Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline . . . and the Rise of a New Economy.

2012 National Survey of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

September 25, 2012 // 1:00pm2:30pm
At this event, we will engage with researchers and leading Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) policy leaders on the results and implications of the groundbreaking 2012 National Survey of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This is the largest-ever nationally representative and comprehensive survey of AAPI public opinion conducted in United States.

Pulling Pakistan out of Economic Crisis

September 24, 2012 // 11:00am12:30pm
This event marks the release of a new study on Pakistan's economy.

Book Launch: Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy

September 24, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy provides a governmental and private-sector overview of the complex dynamics of competition and cooperation behind U.S. and Chinese national efforts to develop their solar, wind, and other alternative energy industries. It assesses systemic differences in clean energy policy between the United States and China and identifies areas of congruence as well as disparity.

The New Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Report

September 20, 2012 // 1:00pm2:30pm
The recently released Advanced Manufacturing Partnership report, Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing, details the unique role that manufacturing plays in the broader U.S. economy and reveals that the nation's continued strength in innovation depends on sustaining a close, two-way connection between the innovation and manufacturing processes. At this forum the two technical co-leads for the AMP report will discuss its findings.

Leading the Second Century of Flight

September 18, 2012 // 10:00am11:00am
Since the Wright brothers’ first flight, America’s leadership in aerospace has grown our economy and ensured our security. Today, our leadership is threatened by budget constraints at home and heavy investment by other nations abroad. In this National Aerospace Week address, Jim Albaugh will highlight what’s at stake and what steps the U.S. must take to lead the second century of flight. Jim Albaugh is an executive vice president of The Boeing Company. A 37-year Boeing veteran, Albaugh has led the company’s commercial, defense, space and security businesses.

Visions of Sustainable Economic Growth: A Transatlantic Dialogue on Energy, Water, and Innovation

September 11, 2012 // 8:30pmOctober 11, 2012 // 5:00pm
The Organizing Committee for the US-EU Summit on Science, Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Economic Growth met to conclude the Summit “Visions of Sustainable Economic Growth: A Transatlantic Dialogue on Energy, Water, and Innovation”. The meeting was held on September 11, 2012.

Green Urbanization in Asia

August 29, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
The number of people moving into Asian cities is historically unprecedented. Millions of people are rapidly migrating into the cities, and the number of megacities and areas with extremely high population densities is rising. This trend is expected to continue as a relatively low share of Asia's population still lives in urban areas. Download the report or read a summary of the event here!