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

Roundtable Meeting

Is Industrial Policy Dead? Lessons from Europe

Speaker:

Hans-Helmut Kotz, Deutsche Bundesbank

Presider:

Roger Hertog, AllianceBernstein
March 28, 2006

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Roundtable Meeting

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

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

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

The WTO Dispute Settlement Process

Presider:

John H. Biggs, Former Chairman and CEO, TIAA-CREF

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
June 6, 2005

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Roundtable Meeting

Trade, Intellectual Property, and the Future of American Competitiveness

Presider:

Eleanor Fox, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

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.
April 20, 2005

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Roundtable Meeting

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

Presider:

Peter B. Kenen, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Panelist:

Jon K. Hartzell, Chairman, Financial Regulation and Governance, KWR International

Speaker:

Richard Clarida, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Columbia University
March 29, 2005

This meeting is not for attribution.