Stephen P.A. Brown and Mine Yücel examine how changes in U.S. oil and natural gas production may affect individual state economies, showing that some of the states providing new energy resources are becoming less economically diversified and more economically vulnerable to energy price declines.
"For the last fiftyyears, Washington has assumed the scientific dominance of the US. This assumption is now in question as scientific capabilities become more widely distributed," especially to China, writes Adam Segal.
"Yellen will have to continue the Fed's easy money policies. She has no choice. The economy is getting no better, and a consensus is forming that stopping the stimulus could make things suddenly worse."
Peter Orszag writes that new research finds hospitals with better heart attack patient survival rates are rewarded with greater market share, which suggests competitive forces are allocating patients to the most productive hospitals.
Asked by Andre Ribeiro, from LaGuardia Community College
Revelations about the National Security Agency's (NSA) electronic surveillance program were met with tough words from many of the United States' allies. German leaders criticized the United States and France threatened to delay the start of U.S.-EU trade talks. More recently, Brazilian president DilmaRousseff delivered a searing address to the United Nations General Assembly after canceling a state visit to the White House.
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2011 Corporate Conference: Recaps and Highlights
To encourage the free flow of conversation, the 2011 Corporate Conference was entirely not-for-attribution; however, several conference speakers joined us for sideline interviews further exploring their areas of expertise.
Former Treasury secretary Robert E. Rubin and Nobel Laureate economist Michael Spence on the global economic outlook.
Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose and Edward Morse on energy geopolitics.