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Program on America and the Global Economy

The Start-Up Act 2.0 and American Innovation

Senator Chris Coons is part of a bipartisan group of Senators that recently introduced the Startup Act 2.0 in the Senate.  He will provide a keynote address on the Act followed by a panel discussion that will focus on key aspects of the Start-Up Act 2.0.  There will be a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research, the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for visas for permanant residency, and the proposal to assess the impact of regu

The Startup Act and America’s Entrepreneurial Economy (Offsite)

A panel of experts will focus on key aspects of the Start-Up Act with a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research and the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to eventually quality for permanent residency visas.

Gene Irisari,  Director, Government Relations, Texas Instruments

Toby Smith, Vice President for Policy, Association of American Universities

Eurozone Reforms Still Captive to Local Politics

With world markets rising and falling daily in reaction to developments in the Eurozone, we spoke with Greek scholar, Harris Mylonas, who offered his perspective.

New National Poll: Americans Still Want to be Homeowners

WASHINGTON – A new survey by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars finds that despite the bursting of the housing bubble, an overwhelming majority of Americans still feel that homeownership is both important to them and a part of the American Dream. A majority also said homeownership should be a national priority.

Greece Should Stay with Eurozone

Is exit the only option? The path to the drachma can seem very tempting. But, the reality will prove difficult, damaging, and politically dangerous. Stay or leave, Greece faces a period of real austerity. Government revenues do not cover pension costs, government salaries, or other government expenses.

Can the Greeks weather the economic storm? Can the Greeks create the institutions that will lead to long-term growth—including a tax and spending system that works?

Can the Startup Act Jump Start America's Economy?

Regaining America's Competitive Edge

There is no doubt that America is still the world’s economic powerhouse, but the gap between it and its competitors is closing. And in some cases it’s closing fast. Once a virtually uncontested manufacturing and high-tech leader, the US now faces stiff international competition for markets, innovation, and talent. Analysts may agree on America’s past and current status, but there is disagreement over future prospects with some believing that the US has lost its competitive edge and that decline is all but inevitable.

The End of Austerity Politics in Europe?

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