January 27, 2014Fossil Fuels
Robert Lawrence shows that, absent other changes in the economy, benefits from declining oil imports for the long-term U.S. trade deficit have been overstated.
January 24, 2012Iran
Overview Confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program has prompted worries that escalation could lead to massive oil market disruptions. In this Energy Brief, Robert McNally outlines several s…
February 1, 2016Labor and Employment
A decade ago the United States had the lowest share of long-term unemployed workers among developed nations. But today U.S. long-term unemployment levels are nearly as high as those in Europe, despite stronger overall U.S. economic performance. This Progress Report and Scorecard demonstrates that U.S. federal employment and training programs that assist job seekers do little to help the long-term unemployed prepare for different careers.
October 31, 2011China
Overview Internationalization was a spontaneous outcome of the marketplace for the rest of the world’s major currencies, but China is breaking with history by making it official policy to steer th…
April 13, 2016G20 (Group of Twenty)
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that the case for strong and effective Group of Twenty (G20) leadership is as compelling as ever. But if the G20 is to be as effective in noncrisis times as it was in 2008–2009, it needs stronger Chinese leadership, working informally yet closely with the United States—a Group of Two (G2) within the G20. Debt policy is one area where China and the United States should cooperate this year.
May 4, 2021Technology and Innovation
To avoid falling behind the rest of the world on internet speed and access, the United States should rapidly deploy fiber-optic internet nationwide.