Economic Growth Program

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The Next Economic Disaster

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 5:00pm
Traditionally, economic crises have fueled debates focused primarily on the role that public debt and debt-fueled public spending play in economic growth.

In the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 12:15pm
Not since the Great Depression of the 1930s has the United States faced such a prolonged period of instability in the job market. Recovery from the Great Recession that began in 2008 has been slow and is projected to remain sluggish over the next several years, and the new jobs that are being created pay lower wages and offer fewer benefits than the ones that were lost.
 

Jobs, Investment, and Rebuilding America

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 9:00am

While Congress fiddles, America burns. Jobs remain scarce, foreclosures rampant, mortgages under water, pensions fragile, wages too low. Our infrastructure remains in decay. And we are still not meeting the economic or national security challenges that we have inherited from a decade of frustrating global failures. 

On the Cliff: A Bernard L. Schwartz Symposium

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 9:00am

Economists for Peace & Security

Please note that this event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.

Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:30am

A sluggish recovery and stagnant wages have forced policymakers to reassess how an advanced American economy can maintain its competitiveness in the 21st century. Meanwhile, a fierce global race for innovation advantage is under way and the United States is falling behind.

Who Stole the American Dream?

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 12:00pm

The promise of a prosperous middle-class life with decent work, rising living standards, and the potential for a better future has long been the foundation of the American dream. But as America continues to struggle to recover from the Great Recession, it has become clear that the middle class is in jeopardy – and many of the policies of the last 40 years are to blame.

California Event: America’s Manufacturing Future

Monday, June 25, 2012 - 5:00pm

For the last 20 years, conventional wisdom has held that services would render American manufacturing obsolete. Yet thanks to a variety of factors, including rapid technological change, a changing manufacturing sector has instead emerged as one of the strongest sectors in an otherwise weak recovery.

American Gridlock

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 4:00pm

The pressing problems of massive debt, high unemployment, and anemic economic growth have increasingly divided the populace into warring political camps. Yet the current overwrought debate between free market capitalism and a government-driven economy distracts us from reaching logical, common-sense solutions to our biggest economic and social problems.

U.S. Economy at Risk: What Can Be Done?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 3:00pm

Despite massive monetary and fiscal stimulus, the U.S. economy remains at risk of another recession, threatened by the crisis in the eurozone and the lack of progress on jobs at home.  Why have the policies attempted thus far fallen so short?  What should we be doing instead?

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