Global Competitiveness


Globalization has benefited the United States in many ways, and CED has been a strong supporter of international agreements to promote trade and investment. Greater two-way exchanges of goods, services, and capital have lifted incomes both at home and abroad, reinforcing a virtuous circle of economic growth while reducing global poverty. Our research program emphasizes both domestic and international issues that affect global competition, such as regulation, energy policy, and negotiation of free-trade agreements with our global partners. In addition, CED research urges business leaders to make women's advancement a priority issue because it makes America and American companies more competitive.



Spring Policy Conference: April 13-14, 2016, Washington D.C.

CED's 2016 Spring Policy Conference took place on April 13-14 at the Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington D.C. The two-day event convened national thought leaders from the business, policy, and academic sectors....

April 13, 2016  |   Event Democratic InstitutionsEducationEducationFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Every Other One: More Women on Corporate Boards Congressional Briefing

Featured Speakers:Diana Solash, Director, Global and Americas Diversity & Inclusiveness, EY Madeleine Condit, CEO, Madeleine Condit AssociatesToday, women occupy fewer than 18% of Fortune 1000 corporate board seats, while comprising a much higher proportion of...

March 29, 2016  |   Event   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessWomen's Economic Empowerment



Joe Minarik Weighs in on the State of the Union on CCTV America

January 14, 2016  |   CED in the News   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthEconomic GrowthEconomy & Federal BudgetGlobal Competitiveness



CED Members Talk Policy Priorities in 2016 Election Cycle

January 04, 2016  |   CED in the News Democratic InstitutionsEducationFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Steve Odland in CNBC: A New Year's Resolution for the Boardroom

December 23, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessWomen's Economic Empowerment



New CED Website Covers Economic, Educational Issues in 2016 Elections

November 19, 2015  |   CED in the News Democratic InstitutionsEducationFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Breakfast of Corporate Champions & Symposium

The third biennial Breakfast of Corporate Champions will salute companies leading the way to gender balance on corporate boards. Hear the country's leading CEOs talk about why women in the boardroom is a strategic...

November 19, 2015  |   Event   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessWomen's Economic Empowerment



Crony Capitalism:  Unhealthy Relations Between Business and Government

Crony Capitalism: Unhealthy Relations Between Business and Government, focuses on the growing public perception of a crony form of capitalism in America, and discusses the three interconnected trends that we believe are primarily responsible for...

October 14, 2015  |   Policy Position   |  Money in Politics,  |  Sustainable Capitalism, Democratic InstitutionsCampaign FinanceFiscal HealthEconomy & Federal BudgetGlobal CompetitivenessCorporate Governance



Member Janice Ellig Talks CED's Boardroom Initiative in Huffington Post

October 13, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessWomen's Economic Empowerment



Steve Odland on CNBC: How Volkswagen Can Regain the Public's Trust

October 07, 2015  |   CED in the News Global CompetitivenessCorporate Governance



CED Unveils Road Map on Placing More Women on Corporate Boards

September 01, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessCorporate GovernanceWomen's Economic Empowerment



Tom Nelson Featured in Charlotte Observer for CED Award

May 06, 2015  |   CED in the News Global CompetitivenessCorporate Governance



Spring Policy Conference: April 22-23, Washington D.C.

Thanks to all who attended CED's 2015 Spring Policy Conference, held in Washington D.C. at the Willard InterContinental Hotel.CED’s policy conferences are forums for Members, senior policy makers, and industry leaders...

April 22, 2015  |   Event   |  Education, Democratic InstitutionsEducationEarly ChildhoodFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



CED Joins Forces with The Conference Board

January 14, 2015  |   CED in the News   |  Education, EducationFiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



CED Announces Diane Lim as Vice President for Economic Research

December 05, 2014  |   CED in the News   |  Sustainable Capitalism, Fiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Oxford Analytica’s Background Briefing Book for CED

David Young, a CED Trustee and the Chairman of Oxford Analytica, has kindly provided CED with a background Briefing Book that features recent articles from the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief.  These articles focus on...

November 19, 2014  |   Blog Fiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Fortune Profiles CED's Boardroom Initiative

November 14, 2014  |   CED in the News   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessWomen's Economic Empowerment



Every Other One: More Women on Corporate Boards

CED’s newest paper, “Every Other One: More Women on Corporate Boards” updates CED’s 2012 Policy Paper, “Fulfilling the Promise:How More Women on Corporate Boards Would Make America and...

November 13, 2014  |   Policy Position   |  Advancing Women in Corporate Leadership, Global CompetitivenessCorporate GovernanceWomen's Economic Empowerment



Patents 101

By Jeffrey Hooke Vice President and Director of Economic StudiesGlobal FilingsWorldwide patent applications have been increasing steadily for the last four years, following a brief decline after the 2008 financial crisis. Globally, over two...

October 29, 2014  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthGlobal Competitiveness



Russia and Argentina: Two Nations Behaving Badly

By Jeffrey Hooke Vice President and Director of Economic StudiesToday’s global economy is based on a complex set of norms under which major nations are supposed to behave. Russia, the eight largest...

October 01, 2014  |   Blog   |  Fiscal Health, Fiscal HealthEconomic GrowthGlobal Competitiveness



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