Category Archives: Economics

Risk Analysis and Growth Economies

Last week, DCFR hosted Professor Alyson Warhurst, CEO and founder of U.K.-based Maplecroft, a leading source of extra-financial risk intelligence. Warhurst focused on growth markets and oil and gas producing countries considered hotspots for 2013. Looking at both political, economic … Continue reading

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North American 21st Century?

Yesterday DCFR had the honor of receiving Dr. Robert Pastor, professor and director of the Center for North American Studies, American University and author of “The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future.” Pastor’s message was that North … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, North America, United States

Global Infrastructure

Last week, DCFR hosted Fluor’s Troy Ailshie and Sarah Soong of Hunt Consolidated to discuss infrastructure development and finance. Mr Ailshie noted that the U.S. spends less of its GDP on infrastructure than its main competitors, a 50% decline since … Continue reading

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Germany’s Green Push

We were honored to have Harald Leibrecht, coordinator of transatlantic cooperation of the German government, speak recently to DCFR and American Council on Germany members. His topic of discussion was Germany’s energy policy and its transition to renewables. Nuclear power … Continue reading

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Cities as opportunity and threat: new DCFR brief

Urbanization is a significant driver of future economic opportunities and growth in developing countries. Many developed-country cities have GDP as high as entire countries. This brief explores the underlying characteristics of cities and their growth prospects given the emerging science and … Continue reading

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The Equations of Cities

After months in preparation for DCFR’s second Series “D” program, the panel on “Prospects for Cities” with Santa Fe Institute’s Geoffrey West and SMU Cox’s Maria Minniti concluded and left many realizing that this work on cities has only just … Continue reading

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Global Affairs Mash Up: Financial-Economic Leader and Humanitarian

Where else but DCFR can a program accommodate duel topics such as global economy and peace. Last night, we received a global financial leader, Richard Fisher, and an international humanitarian and social activist, Cristal Montanez Baylor. In his keynote address, … Continue reading

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Connecting Emerging Market Entrepreneurs to the Global Economy

Last week, Technoserve CEO Bruce McNamer visited DCFR to speak about alleviating poverty through private business. In existence since 1968, Technoserve has a business model that connects local entrepreneurs in emerging and developing countries to the global economy. McNamer says, … Continue reading

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Parsing Global Demographic Trends

In a new brief, the issues which intersect demographic trends are highlighted — China’s aging, growth challenges, urbanization, security in Africa and more. Eminent demographer Jack Goldstone of George Mason University leaves few place on the globe untouched in a … Continue reading

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Series “D” Kicks Off September 27th

For the 2011-2012 programming year, DCFR proposes a four-part series on Development, Demography and Growth Issues in developed and developing countries. This first program will analyze demographic trends and its influence on geo-politics and development, with eminent scholar Jack Goldstone … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Development, Economics