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.


Is Industrial Policy Dead? Lessons from Europe

Speaker: Hans-Helmut Kotz, Deutsche Bundesbank
Presider: Roger Hertog, AllianceBernstein
March 28, 2006

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Reconciling National Security with Inward Investment

Speaker: Jeffrey R. Shafer, Citigroup Global Markets
Presider: Jeffrey E. Garten, Juan Trippe Professor of International Trade, Finance, and Business, Yale School of Management
March 6, 2006

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Education in American Economic Competitiveness: Strength or Vulnerability?

Speaker: John N. Yochelson, President, Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST)
Presider: David A. Caputo, President, Pace University
January 26, 2006

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Is War Necessary for Economic Growth?

Speaker: Vernon W. Ruttan, Regents Professor of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
Presider: Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
January 25, 2006

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The WTO Dispute Settlement Process

Speaker: Jane Bradley, Former 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
Presider: John H. Biggs, Former Chairman and CEO, TIAA-CREF
June 6, 2005

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Trade, Intellectual Property, and the Future of American Competitiveness

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

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

Speaker: Richard Clarida, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Columbia University
Panelist: Jon K. Hartzell, Chairman, Financial Regulation and Governance, KWR International
Presider: Peter B. Kenen, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
March 29, 2005

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