May 7, 2007
The International Monetary Fund’s purpose and scope of work have changed dramatically since its founding after World War II.
Whereas at first the Fund aimed to maintain monetary and ex…
June 11, 2008
Foreign investment has been a principal engine of global economic growth in recent years.
Foreign investment, though, is not immune to the sort of resistance that we are seeing wi…
March 16, 2007
The Doha negotiations have stalled since last summer, and, as the November elections in the United States highlighted, American advocates of economic nationalism are growing in strength.
June 22, 2007
The openness of the United States to trade and technological innovation, as well as the flexibility of its labor market, has fueled impressive growth.
In such an economy, workers are…
April 2, 2007
Immigration reform is one of the most divisive issues confronting U.S. policymakers.
The rise in the number of illegal immigrants in the United States over the past ten years—from five…
November 15, 2006
The conversation on American competitiveness is often intertwined with the conversation on innovation.
The liberalization of trade and the increasing influence of emerging markets such…
July 25, 2006
The Dubai Ports World controversy has shed light on the tensions between Congress and the executive branch over the appropriate balance between foreign investment and national security.
September 30, 2005
Twenty years ago, the United States was the world’s largest creditor nation, unsurpassed in its ownership of assets outside of its borders, even after deducting what foreigners owned insi…