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.
U.S. - European Summit on Science, Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Economic Growth Summary Report by Cristina Reiser
The Challenge of Positive Influence: Managing Sustainable Development on the West-East Pipeline Project by Mike Seymour, Marilyn Beach, and Steve Laister
Report examining the conservation and environmental issues in the agricultural subsidies debate at the controversial heart of the WTO Doha Development Round discussions.
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.
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.
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.
An examination on the costs and benefits of free and open global trade by Murray Weidenbaum, Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and chairman of the Wiedenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. These remarks were presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center on March 5, 2003.