Competitiveness

Must Read Authors: Uri Dadush and William Shaw

American policy discourse is notoriously preoccupied with the country's loss of competitiveness. This Vox column by Uri Dadush and William Shaw argues that these fears are misplaced, and that faulty fiscal policies are to blame for the perception that the United States has lost its edge.

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Video Interviewer: L. Camille Massey
Interviewee: James W. Owens

Jim Owens, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Emeritus, discusses the importance of competitiveness and free trade issues for the long term economic health of the United States and for the country's leadership role in the world. Owens spoke to Council on Foreign Relations Vice President Camille Massey during CFR's 2011 Corporate Conference.

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Transcript Speaker: J.W. Marriott Jr.
Presider: Gerald F. Seib

Mr. Marriott shares his views on how the U.S. economy and global leadership can rebound; the prospects for growth in China, India, and Brazil; the need for immigration reform to maintain U.S. global competitiveness; and his own experiences and lessons learned from building a global hotel and property management company.

This meeting is part of the CEO speaker series. This series provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights before a high-level audience of CFR members. The series aims to educate the CFR membership on the private sector's important role in the policy debate by engaging the global business community's top leadership.

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Beyond NAFTA: Raising Cross-Border Competitiveness (Audio)

Speakers: Jorge Mariscal, Shannon O'Neil, and Juan E. Pardinas
Presider: Ana Paula Ordorica

Experts forecast the developments of U.S.-Mexico relations as a result of the new U.S. Congress,  the need for Mexico to increase foreign direct investment in the face of investor insecurity caused by violence and organized crime.

This session was part of a CFR symposium,200 Years of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Challenges for the 21st Century,which was made possible through generous support from the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, and CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.

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Transcript Speakers: Jorge Mariscal, Shannon K. O'Neil, and Juan E. Pardinas
Presider: Ana Paula Ordorica

Experts forecast the developments of U.S.-Mexico relations as a result of the new U.S. Congress, the need for Mexico to increase foreign direct investment in the face of investor insecurity caused by violence and organized crime.

This session was part of a CFR symposium, 200 Years of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Challenges for the 21st Century, which was made possible through generous support from the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, and CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.

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Beyond NAFTA: Raising Cross-Border Competitiveness

Speakers: Jorge Mariscal, Shannon O'Neil, and Juan E. Pardinas
Presider: Ana Paula Ordorica

Experts forecast the developments of U.S.-Mexico relations as a result of the new U.S. Congress, the need for Mexico to increase foreign direct investment in the face of investor insecurity caused by violence and organized crime.

This session was part of a CFR symposium,200 Years of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Challenges for the 21st Century,which was made possible through generous support from the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, and CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.

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