High-Level Roundtable Series on American Competitiveness

Director: Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics
March 1, 2005 - April 1, 2006

Made possible by the generosity of Bernard L. Schwartz, this roundtable series explores issues that affect the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. Meetings have addressed issues such as the sustainability of the U.S. current account deficit, the effectiveness of the WTO dispute settlement process, and intellectual property rights.

Meetings

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Is Industrial Policy Dead? Lessons from Europe

Speaker Hans-Helmut KotzDeutsche Bundesbank
Presider Roger HertogAllianceBernstein
March 28, 2006

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Reconciling National Security with Inward Investment

Speaker Jeffrey R. ShaferCitigroup Global Markets
Presider Jeffrey E. GartenJuan Trippe Professor of International Trade, Finance, and Business, Yale School of Management
March 6, 2006

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Education in American Economic Competitiveness: Strength or Vulnerability?

Speaker John N. YochelsonPresident, Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST)
Presider David A. CaputoPresident, Pace University
January 26, 2006

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Is War Necessary for Economic Growth?

Speaker Vernon W. RuttanRegents Professor of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Presider Robert D. HormatsVice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
January 25, 2006

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The WTO Dispute Settlement Process

Presider John H. BiggsFormer Chairman and CEO, TIAA-CREF
Speaker Jane BradleyFormer Assistant USTR for Monitoring and Enforcement, Office of the United States Trade Representative and, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Economic Law, Georgetown University Law Center
June 6, 2005

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Trade, Intellectual Property, and the Future of American Competitiveness

Presider Eleanor FoxProfessor of Law, New York University School of Law
Speaker C. Michael HathawayFormer Chief U.S. Negotiator for the Uruguay Round Agreement on Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights; Principal Associate, Nathan Associates, Inc.
April 20, 2005

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The U.S. Current Account Deficit: Issues of Sustainability and Adjustment

Presider Peter B. KenenSenior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Panelist Jon K. HartzellChairman, Financial Regulation and Governance, KWR International
Speaker Richard ClaridaProfessor of Economics and International Affairs, Columbia University
March 29, 2005

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