Program

Events

Supporters gather for Francois Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election

The End of Austerity Politics in Europe?

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.

NAFTA at 10: Progress, Potential, and Precedents (Volume One)

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.

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.

U.S. manufacturing in need of strategy

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.

Regaining America's Competitive Edge

"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.

Brazil's Innovation Challenge

A joint online publication from the Brazil Institute and STAGE from the first installment of a two-part conference, in which a distinguished eight-member panel discussed how public policies, governmental institutions and the adoption of intellectual property rights affect efficacy and the use of innovation throughout Brazil's economy.

Is Entrepreneurship the Key to Economic Recovery?

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.

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