On January 11, 2001, the Wilson Center hosted a day-long conference on the world's major currencies, addressing the growing importance of currency values and exchange rates, and analyzing the options for U.S. policy. This conference report features formal presentations, discussions, and analysis from top finance officials, scholars, and experts.
The Atlanta Fed recently hosted a Public Affairs Forum on "Advancing Entrepreneurship in America: Building Blocks for Success." The October event featured Wilson Center public policy scholar Amy Wilkinson who is also a senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School Center for Business and Government.
Three Wilson Center directors visited St. Edwards University in Austin to discuss political, economic, and environmental issues currently being debated in the U.S. Congress.
The only major current trade negotiation that the U.S. is engaged in at this time is the negotiation for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement with eight other nations in Asia and the Americas.
Energy Efficiency in China: Impetus for a Global Climate Policy Breakthrough? by Anne Arquit Hiederberger, Conrad U. Brunner, and Zhou Dadi
The TPP is a major attempt to update the rules governing international trade to meet new challenges. In this paper, Wilson Center Senior Scholar William Krist puts the TPP negotiations in a historic context, assesses the current state of the negotiations, examines a number of key issues involved and explores the implication of new members joining the negotiations.