Deliberate manipulation of foreign exchange rates by a number of countries is one of the most egregious of all unfair trade practices today. By maintaining an artificially low exchange rate, a country in effect imposes an extra charge on imports (equivalent to a tariff) and also gains an unfair trade advantage in the U.S. and third country markets. While this practice has long been recognized as unfair, international trade rules have no effective provisions to address this issue.
Proceedings from a conference with leading experts examining the hugely successful American model of technological and scientific innovation. They stress the importance of government funding of physical science for the realms of national security, education, and industry.
NAFTA at 10
Wilson Center Sponsors Conference Celebrating Tenth Anniversary of the Historic Trade Agreement
Ten years ago, President George H.W. Bush, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and President Carlos Salinas de Gortari initialed the North American Free Trade Agreement. During this two-day conference, these leaders and other distinguished panelists will discuss the impact of NAFTA on trade, globalization, and further integration of North America.
In the wake of this weekend's elections in France, Greece, and other parts of Europe, headlines across the globe suggest that voters have delivered a major anti-austerity message to their governments. Wilson Center expert Kent Hughes provides analysis and perspective on what political change in France and other countries might mean.
Sander Gerber, a member of the Center's Board of Trustees, suggests ways our nation can meet current and future energy challenges.
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.
The Program on America and the Global Economy along with Paul Vallas, Distinguished Scholar and noted education reformer recently released a publication identifying the main challenges facing U.S. education in the 21st century.
By 2030, India is projected to be the world's third largest energy consumer. This Special Report examines India's energy needs and search for energy resources. Specifically, the publication focuses on India's indigenous resources, its strategies for obtaining energy overseas, ramifications for foreign policy and national security, and implications for the U.S.-India relationship. Edited by Michael Kugelman.
The Wilson Center hosted on December 9, 2002 a major conference reflecting on the first decade of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Volume Two of the conference report features remarks by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, former President Carlos Salinas of Mexico, and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada.