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Digital America: A tale of the haves and have-mores

December 2015—While the most advanced sectors, companies, and individuals push the boundaries of technology use, the US economy as a whole is realizing only 18 percent of its digital potential.more

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Game changers: Five opportunities for US growth and renewal

July 2013—Five catalysts can reignite the US economy—opportunities in energy, trade, technology, infrastructure, and talent development can add hundreds of billions of dollars to annual GDP and create millions of new jobs by 2020.more

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Lions go global: Deepening Africa’s ties to the United States

August 2014—Africa is the world’s second-fastest growing economic region, yet US engagement with the continent is lagging. There’s an opportunity to change that.more

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The flow of trade: An interview with H. Ray Bingham

May 2014—As a director of companies such as Flextronics and Cadence, Ray Bingham has seen information reshape trade flows and globalization. Here’s what he has learned from the experience.more

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QE and ultra-low interest rates: Distributional effects and risks

November 2013—Ultra-low interest rates, in part as a result of central-bank policies since 2007, have had a very different distributional impact on governments, corporations, financial institutions, and households.more

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Urban America: US cities in the global economy

April 2012—US cities dominate their host economy like in no other region and will continue to be important players in the urban world, contributing more than 10 percent of global GDP growth in the next 15 years. more

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Debt and deleveraging: Uneven progress on the path to growth

January 2012—Reducing debt in mature economies continues to be a long and slow process. But lessons of history show that with the right reforms during deleveraging, countries can return to robust long-term growth.more

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Building globally competitive cities: The key to Latin American growth

August 2011—Latin America's largest cities are under considerable strain. If their performance doesn't improve, they risk dragging down the region's overall growth trajectory. To sustain growth, urban Latin America needs to emulate best-practice examples at home and around the world.more

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An economy that works: Job creation and America’s future

June 2011—To regain full employment—finding work for the currently unemployed and accommodating 15 million entrants into the labor force this decade—the US economy will need to create 21 million jobs by 2020.more

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Growth and renewal in the United States: Retooling America’s economic engine

February 2011—To match the GDP growth rates of the past 20 years, the United States needs a 34 percent acceleration in productivity growth to a rate not achieved since the 1960s.more

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Growth and competitiveness in the United States: The role of its multinational companies

June 2010—US multinationals represent less than 1 percent of all US companies, yet they contribute disproportionately to the US economy's growth and health in many ways.more

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Fostering an open, secure digital economy

January 2016—US secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker discusses efforts to make the Internet a free, open, and available asset—while respecting user privacy and providing security.more

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Thinking long-term today: An interview with Peter Diamond

James Manyika speaks with Professor Peter Diamond, nobel prize winner in economics and an Institute Professor, about long-term employment challenges in the United States and how to address them.more

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Panel discussionMayors of Atlanta and Houston and the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of New York

Are cities the new global building blocks?

The Mayors of Atlanta and Houston and the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of New York discuss how US cities are positioning themselves to compete globally.more

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Forum on US job creation and the future of work

The Committee for Economic Development hosted a forum to mark the release of MGI's report on jobs and the future of the American workforce.more

US workforce shortage

Estimated shortage of US college graduates in the workforce in 2020more

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