Laura D'Andrea Tyson

Professor, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Tyson is a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, she was dean of London Business School from 2002 to 2006. She was formerly Bank America dean of the Walter A Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where she earlier held the University’s Class of 1939 Chair in economics and was director of its Institute of International Studies. Dr. Tyson was the national economic adviser to President Clinton and head of the National Economic Council. She served on the President’s National Security and Domestic Policy Councils, and was the first woman to hold the post of chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. She was also research director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. She has written extensively on competitiveness and trade, including Who’s Bashing Whom? Trade Conflict in High Technology Industries. She is a member of the board of directors of SBC Communications, Morgan Stanley, Kodak, Human Genome Sciences, LECG, and The Brookings Institution. She is an economic viewpoint columnist for Business Week. Dr. Tyson is based in Berkeley, CA.

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Task Force Report No. 28

Future Directions for U.S. Economic Policy Toward Japan

During the last ten years, Japan has undergone a difficult period of economic stagnation. Only now is the country showing preliminary signs of emerging from an economic slowdown. In response to its difficulties, Japan is gradually making changes to its traditional financial system—changes driven by Japan’s desire to catch up with technological innovation and to resuscitate its economy. However, many of these reforms are controversial within Japan since they aim at the heart of traditional Japanese business practices. In a three-step conclusion, this Task Force outlines how the United States may integrate into and profit from Japan’s transitioning economic framework.

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Foreign Affairs: Campaign 2000: New World, New Deal: A Democratic Approach to Globalization

Authors: W. Bowman Cutter, Joan E. Spero, and Laura D'Andrea Tyson

The next Democratic president should build on Bill Clinton's legacy of embracing globalization and easing its downsides. This means developing a new system of global economic relations based on American leadership, open markets, engagement with China and other emerging markets, and stronger multilateral regimes to handle transnational challenges such as the environment, labor rights, and the information economy. A new world will need a global New Deal.

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