Manufacturing plays a key role in the U.S. economy and will continue to do so. Looking ahead, the United States needs a manufacturing strategy that can support the emergence of advanced manufacturing processes that, in conjunction with low-cost energy, can revitalize the U.S. manufacturing sector.
Edited by Christine McDaniel, Ken Reinert, and Kent Hughes, Tools of the Trade: Models for Trade Policy Analysis was published in January 2008 based on the analysis of experts and policymakers at a conference held on January 22nd and 23rd, 2004, by the Woodrow Wilson Center and the U.S. Department of Commerce.The goal of the "Empirical Trade Analysis Conference: Strengthening Analytical Capabilities to Support Trade Negotiations" was to assess the strengths and weaknesses of economic models and their ability to inform trade policy questions.An event held on January 15th, 2008, "Today's Trade Policy Landscape", launched the report and hosted U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab.
With a still sluggish and struggling global economy, many economists believe that a successfully negotiated trade agreement between the U.S. and E.U. could provide the kind of jolt that many markets need. With negotiations over the proposed Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) about to heat up, Kent Hughes provides context on what could be a game changing agreement.
Over the past 15 years, the United States has lost 700,000 aerospace jobs, market share, and new commercial plane orders to overseas competitors. In this policy address, Senator Patty Murray of Washington state argues that the United States must respond to this threat before we lose our global standing in an industry created and traditionally led by Americans. In her remarks, she described the progress that's been made in the past two months, her work with U.S. officials, and the steps she's taking in the United States Senate to retain American strength in the second century of flight.
Always the world leader in the aerospace industry, today US leadership is threatened by budget constraints at home and heavy investment by other nations. In this interview with Context, Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company Jim Albaugh outlined what’s at stake and what steps the U.S. must take to lead the second century of flight.
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.
Book Launch Event for Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971
On Monday, January 24, 4:00-5:30 pm, author Francis J. Gavin will discuss his latest book Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971. This event is open to the public.